EVEREST

Elevation: 29,035 feet (8,850 meters)
Location: Himalayas
Coordinates: 27°59′17″ N / 86°55′31″ E

Mt. Everest is an ever-changing summit with grandeur that never stops inspiring mountaineers. Since the early 1900s, the gear has evolved and the mountain has grown. Rising in altitude at about 1/3 inch per year, this expedition destination is only getting higher. 

 

Climbing Rope: 1963 vs. 2012

From Hemp to Nylon

Backpacks: 1963 vs. 2012 

Aluminum-frame to internal frame 

Sleeping Bags: 1963 vs. 2012 

Innovations with Down compared to waterproof, breathable, synthetic innovations of today

 Photographs via http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com

 

Coming September 18th, 'EVEREST' documents the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest Disaster.  

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