This story shows the deeper side of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history. Profiling the bold and visionary efforts of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, the film examines the sheer commitment, step-by-step struggle, and lasting impact of the first American ascent of Mt. Everest and the pioneering first ascent of the West Ridge.

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Willi Unsoeld 1963 Everest West Ridge A wonderful teacher. An inspiring mentor. A mensch. Left the greatest footprints at the beach after '63. Lost all but 1 pinky toe(Spoiler alert!) I always have a good piece of nylon twine in my pocket where ever I go and have found the ability to tie a one handed bowline truly a livesafer more than once. One of my touchstones. "Life begins above 10,000ft" Requiescat in pace old friend

Nathan Chess - 05/25/2013 12:15:11