Category Archive for: ‘Everest History’

John Evans journailing in Antarctica.

Legendary Climbs of John Evans Now Available

“You should come up to Evergreen and have dinner with my brother, John, sometime. He’s done some big climbs over …

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Our award-winning film, High & Hallowed: Everest 1963, is now available for purchase or rental through Vimeo-on-Demand. Proceeds will go to relief efforts in Nepal.

Watch “High & Hallowed: Everest 1963” and Support Nepal

I’m proud to announce that our award-winning film, High and Hallowed: Everest 1963, is now available for purchase or rental exclusively …

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Photo of Teddy Norton climbing across the North Face of Everest on June 4, 1924, during his record-setting attempt on the summit. Photo by Howard Somervell.

Everest 1924: Norton & Somervell’s Record Attempt

It was not exactly difficult going, but it was a dangerous place for a single unroped climber, as one slip …

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GEX-EV-1035: Gazing up the sweeping cornices and rock steps of Everest's Northeast Ridge from Mushroom Rock at 28,300 feet. Lhotse rises behind and left. Photo by Jake Norton.

New Everest Images now Online

Everest season is fully upon us, with great reporting trickling in through top sources like Alan Arnette and others. There’s …

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George Leigh Mallory remains as discovered on May 1, 1999

The Epic of Everest 1924 Restored

On June 8, 1924, at 12:50pm, Noel Odell made a final sighting of George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Comyn Irvine …

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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Hawley!

Elizabeth Hawley, the amazing, tireless, grande dame of all things Himalayan mountaineering, turns 88 today. A remarkable woman, Hawley has …

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Huntley Palmer Biscuits

Shackleton’s Biscuits: A Case for Not Eating Artifacts on Mount Everest

In 2001, high on Everest, I scoured through the tattered remains of the 1933 expedition’s Camp VI in the Yellow …

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In Memoriam: Walter Bonatti, 1930-2011

There are a few names that are synonymous with historic, legendary alpinism: Messner, Kukuczka, Buhl, etc. And, sadly, one of …

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From Everest to Blackpool: Alfred Gregory’s Work on Display & Auction

Alfred Gregory is not exactly a household name, but his work in 1953 was seen by millions around the world. …

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Keeper of the Mountains: A (Much Needed) Film on Liz Hawley

While she's never really been nice to me, she's never really been not-nice either. She's just been, well, Liz. Or …

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