Jim Whittaker: The first American to summit Everest! He did so as a member of the American Mount Everest Expedition in 1963 led by Norman Dyhrenfurth. He summited on May 1, 1963 with the Sherpa Nawang Gombu (a nephew of Tenzing Norgay). They ran out of oxygen but managed to reach the summit. Once there, Whittaker planted a US flag at the top. So, can you hit like for Whittaker today? Good luck and always remember... it's cool to be cold!
No choice but to climb - or die: INTO THE SILENCE: THE GREAT WAR, MALLORY AND THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST BY WADE DAVIS
George Mallory (1909). He and climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, disappeared on Mt. Everest June 8, 1924. Mallory's body was found frozen in 1999 with a broken leg, presumably from a fall. "Privately, Mallory had written to Ruth of ‘looking out of a tent door on to a world of snow and vanishing hopes’. " Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-2059890/No-choice-climb--die-INTO-THE-SILENCE-THE-GREAT-WAR-MALLORY-AND-THE-CONQUEST-OF-EVEREST-BY-WADE-DAVIS.html#ixzz2kMwkBtM4