mountain climbing

Frontline Looks at the Storm Over Everest

Posted by on May 12, 2008 at 9:08 am
David Breashears at Everest Base Camp

It was the worst climbing tragedy in Mount Everest’s History. As darkness fell on May 10, 1996, a fast-moving storm of unimaginable ferocity trapped three climbing teams high on the slopes of Mount Everest. The climbers, exhausted from their summit climb, were soon lost in darkness, in a fierce blizzard, far from the safety of […]