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Today, in 1938, the last of the…

Today, in 1938, the last of the pre-World War II #Everest expeditons arrived at #Rongbuk Basecamp. Led by H.W. “Bill” #Tillman, the expediton was small and light, and cost only about $4,000 to launch. Bad weather haunted the expediton, however, and eventually stopped their progress at about 27,400 feet. In 2004, I was able to re-discover the 1938 high camp, perched on the windswept Northeast Shoulder, far from the traditional route of today. Check out a video and description of that climb and discovery – link in my bio.
In this shot, from 1999, a monk from Rongbuk walks past a #chorten at Rongbuk #Monastery, #Tibet, with Everest’s North Face rising behind.

#liveyouradventure #billtillman #everest1938

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About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of www.Challenge21.com, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

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