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Happy early #independenceday! On May 1, 1963,…

Happy early #independenceday!

On May 1, 1963, Jim #Whittaker become the first #American to climb Mount #Everest. He made the historic climb with the late Nawang #Gombu, pictured here. Gombu was an amazing man and friend. The nephew of Tenzing #Norgay – who summitted Everest in 1953 with #Hillary – Gombu went on to climb Everest again in 1965 with an Indian team, becoming the first person to summit the mountain twice. I had the opportunity to guide with him for many years on Mount #Rainier, where he worked with @rmiexpeditions.

Our award-winning film about the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition – “High and Hallowed: Everest 1963” – is available to rent or buy through @Vimeo; the link is in my profile. @davidcmorton @jimaikman @eddiebauer @xtremevideo

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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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