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Scott Fisher on the summit

Scott Fisher on the summit

Update from Jon Krakauer: Andy Harris on the summit of Mt. Everest May 10 1996 at 1:15 PM shortly before everything went bad. We had no idea that those fluffy white clouds in the background were the crowns of huge cumulonimbus clouds boiling upwards to engulf us in a storm of extraordinary violence. Andy a guide employed by Rob Hall started down just after I took this photo but 3 hours later he got a desperate radio call from Rob asking him to climb back up with a bottle of oxygen for a…

Update from Jon Krakauer: Andy Harris on the summit of Mt. Everest May 10 1996 at 1:15 PM shortly before everything went bad. We had no idea that those fluffy white clouds in the background were the crowns of huge cumulonimbus clouds boiling upwards to engulf us in a storm of extraordinary violence. Andy a guide employed by Rob Hall started down just after I took this photo but 3 hours later he got a desperate radio call from Rob asking him to climb back up with a bottle of oxygen for a…

Wanda Rutkiewicz On Kangchenjunga 1992 - She died on May 12 or 13 during summit attempt.

Wanda Rutkiewicz On Kangchenjunga 1992 - She died on May 12 or 13 during summit attempt.

Everest'96 photo by A.Boukreev

Everest'96 photo by A.Boukreev

Beautiful Scott Fischer

Larger than life Scott Fischer

Rob Hall Body

Rob Hall Body

Chillin' at the foot of Everest's Hillary Step at 28,000+ feet.  Look at the line of climbers heading for the summit.

Traffic jam at 30,000 feet: Chilling photo shows bottleneck on Mount Everest as dozens of climbers try to reach summit on weekend when four died

Traffic jam at feet: Chilling photo shows bottleneck on Mount Everest as dozens of climbers try to reach summit on weekend when four died

Khumbu ice fall

Khumbu ice fall - The MOST dangerous part of the climb to the summit of Everest

28,800 feet above sea level; May 10, 1996; 12:30 PM. Anatoli Boukreev climbing the Hillary Step, belayed by Neal Beidleman, as a fierce wind rakes the summit ridge of Mt. Everest.

feet above sea level; May PM. Anatoli Boukreev climbing the Hillary Step, belayed by Neal Beidleman, as a fierce wind rakes the summit ridge of Mt.

Ed Viesturs: What Went Wrong on Everest

Ed Viesturs: What Went Wrong on Everest

North Col

Alex Abramov about an attempt to climb Mount Changtse / Everest 2012 / Archive by sections / News / 7 Summits Club, 14 eight-thousanders, 7 Summits, Snow Leopard

Mt. Everest 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the summit.

Hyper Mountain Sport: Fall Norgay (left) and Hillary climbing to camp IV, Mt. Everest, 27 May 1953

a climber summiting Mt. Everest -- For use with Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" (non-fiction)

a climber summiting Mt. Everest -- For use with Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" (non-fiction)

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