It's hard to believe it was 6 years ago I was on attempting the West Ridge of #Everest with @davidcmorton @charley.mace and Brent Bishop, and filming and telling the story of the 1963 first ascent of the Ridge by Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein. Their ascent - done on this day 55 years ago - was a record breaker from myriad perspectives: they ascended a new and unknown route, descended a route (the Southeast Ridge) they had not seen, made the first traverse of the mountain, and survived the highest bivouac in history (at the time). Perhaps more importantly, however, Tom and Willi ushered in a new era of Himalayan climbing where climbers would approach the big mountains looking not for the easiest way to the summit, but the hardest route they thought they could climb. Working with Tom to create our film, "High and Hallowed: Everest 1963," was a true dream, his personality and life philosophy coming through in spades with every hour spent in his company. For me, it only furthered and underscored my reverence not for Tom the climber, but for Tom the man, a philosopher of the mountains and of life, a pursuer of risk and adventure in the purest sense in all facets of his long life. If you have not yet read his book, Everest: The West Ridge, do so; it is I believe the greatest work of mountaineering literature ever, weaving adventure and thought, poetry and prose throughout the narrative, provoking thought and reflection and honest introspection. "Beneath fatigue lurked the suspicion that the answers I sought were not to be found on a mountain. What possible difference could climbing Everest make? Certainly the mountain hadn't been changed. Even now wind and falling snow would have obliterated most signs of our having been there. Was I any greater for having stood on the highest place on earth? Within the wasted figure that stumbled weary and fearful back toward home there was no question about the answer to that one." #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer @jimaikman #westridge#amee#tomhornbein#williunsoeld
Lundi 21 mai, Tanya Rollier, infirmière aux HUG, a atteint le sommet de l'Everest ! "Une expérience hors norme qui puisse dans l'extrême d'un défi pour soutenir le projet handicap HUG." Retrouvez son parcours sur notre page Facebook ou sur www.hug-ge.ch #HUGeneve#everest#success#challenge#climbing#montagne#handicap
Congratulations on scaling the highest mountain in the world Johann Peries .. you have gone higher than every Sri Lankan bar one, even beyond where the tea bushes grow! From the tea team that loves altitude – because of its influence on our teas - we hope you stay warm, and wish you a safe descent. You will need a few cups of tea to warm and revitalize you after this tremendous feat. We are sending you our finest teas – so when you are back home, you can add freshly boiled water or melted snow from Everest, and chill in the knowledge that you have literally gone above and beyond. We are proud of you!
"Toujours plus haut, toujours plus loin pour les personnes en situation de handicap." Tanya Rollier, infirmière aux HUG, arrive au bout de l'ascension de l'Everest. Retrouvez les différentes étapes de cette expédition sur notre page Facebook ou sur www.hug-ge.ch #HUGeneve#everest#montagne#handicap#climbing#challenge#ascension
Woke up nice and early and hiked up to the peak of Kala Patthar(5650m) and sat around for a couple hours to catch my breath. Thought I'd take a timelapse of the sunrise over hill Everest while I waited.