In 1953, Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese guide, Tenzing Norgay, became the first humans to climb to the top of Mount Everest, the highest point in the world, at 29,028 ft.
I myself have never even remotely wanted to climb a mountain, but, man, do I admire people who do.
Especially in 1953… they didn’t exactly have any snack stands or bed and breakfasts up there. It was just a very big, very snowy mountain, surrounded by other mountains. In fact, the expedition team had 10,000 pounds of gear with them for the journey. That is 5 tons that they took with them for the trip! Not to mention the dangers… if you fell down, it was quite a production of ropes and pulleys to make sure you didn’t plummet to your death.
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