As the home of the magnificent Himalayas, Nepal has seen more than one legendary expedition in its time. No doubt conquering even the lower parts of this beautiful mountain range was viewed as a magnificent milestone by early travelers. Today conquering its most famous mountain, Mount Everest, has become the lifelong dream of many around the world. Still others hope to climb as many of the ...
1963 was a time of great uncertainty for Tom Hornbein who was stationed in San Diego as a Navy doctor. It was at this point that he was invited to join the first American expedition to attempt the ascent of Mount Everest up the West ridge route. To this day this is regarded as one of the hardest sides to attempt the climb on.