Category Archive for: ‘Everest History’

Legends of American Mountaineering to be Honored

Our second annual Hall of Mountaineering Excellence gala and award ceremony for the American Mountaineering Museum is coming up fast, …

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Conrad Anker attempts to free climb the notorious Second Step on the Northeast Ridge of Everest on May 17, 1999. Dave Hahn belays him immediately below. Photo by Jake Norton.

George Mallory and the Second Step: A Red Herring?

I’ve been slowly having my archive of slides – some 15,000 from past shoots and expeditions – scanned by ScanCafe. …

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Earliest European view of Everest found in Kew Archives

This is pretty cool: A sketch of the Everest region, dating to roughly 1848, was recently discovered in the archives …

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A “New” Altitude Record from 1911 by Dr. Alexander Kellas

Dr. Alexander "Alec" Kellas is by no means a household name, nor is he known even to many climbers. But, …

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Aerial images by GeoEye of Everest with route and note overlays added by Jake Norton.

Everest from the Air…with Routes & Features

A lot of you were interested in the aerial image of Everest from GeoEye I blogged about last week. I …

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Photos from Younghusband’s 1903 Expedition to Tibet

In 1903, Sir Francis Younghusband led an expedition into Tibet during the latter part of the famed Great Game era. …

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Climb like Hillary – or Mallory, or Noyce, or Tenzing

Or at least look like them when you're on the streets of Manhattan. Back in September, 2009, I wrote about …

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Sunset panorama of Everest's Northeast Ridge from Camp VI at 27,300 feet. Visible are the First, Second, and Third Steps as well as the Summit Pyramid. © Jake Norton/MountainWorld Productions. All Rights Reserved.

Lost Panoramas of Everest’s Northeast Ridge

Several years ago, I made a couple of posts with interactive panoramas of Everest’s Northeast Ridge. One, of the shot …

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Did extreme weather help in Mallory & Irvine’s desappearance?

George Mallory & Andrew Irvine have been in the news quite a bit lately, from Conrad Anker's new film The …

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What Really Happened to Mallory & Irvine, Part III

Now we’re in descent mode. I already covered in Part I and Part II what I think happened on the …

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