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(Outside Online)   When men were men: 50th anniversary of the first American expedition to summit Everest, which reached the top by not one but two routes, a climber lost all his toes but lived, and the whole thing was sponsored by Camel and Rainier beer   ( divider line
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781 clicks; posted to Sports » on 06 May 2013 at 12:54 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-06 02:48:15 PM  
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2013-05-06 01:07:23 PM  
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2013-05-06 02:42:15 PM  
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wiredroach: FlashHarry: pssst: a kiwi and a sherpa did it ten years prior to that. just sayin'

True...but the Americans who climbed the west ridge route did their route first, then walked down the south col route for the first-ever traverse of the mountain. The west ridge still has a failure rate of more than 100%: more people die trying it than reach the summit. Not too shabby.

2013-05-06 01:47:47 PM  
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cretinbob: [ image 560x299]

glad to see a python reference so early on. now, on to both peaks of kilimanjaro.
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