Four years ago, I was in quite…

Four years ago, I was in quite...

Four years ago, I was in quite a different place: rappelling from just below the West Shoulder on #Everest with @davidcmorton after our final, failed attempt to get into the West Ridge. It was the last effort of a long-but-great expedition trying to tell the story of 1963 and the historic West Ridge climb by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld. While we weren’t even close to successful in climbing the route, we were able to produce an award-winning film, High & Hallowed: Everest 1963, which hopefully shed some renewed light on an oft-forgotten, monumental ascent of a highly challenging route. (If you haven’t seen it and would like to, High & Hallowed is available on @vimeo on demand – link in my profile.) Incidentally, rising from the clouds behind Dave in this photo is #Lhotse, which was first climbed on this day in 1956 by a Swiss team. #liveyouradventure @charley.mace #brentbishop

Mount Everest

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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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