Tenzingonsummit

John Krakauer

  • Recieved Base Camp Information

    Recieved Base Camp Information
  • Reports of Severe Weather, Trip Delayed

    Reports of Severe Weather, Trip Delayed
  • Working out Final Details of the Trip

  • Landed at Kathmandu, India.

    Landed at Kathmandu, India.
  • The Journy Began

    The Journy Began
    "Getting to the top of any given mountain was considered much less important than how one got there: prestige was earned by tackling the most unforgiving routes with minimal equipment, in the boldest style imaginable." - Jon Krakauer
  • Reach 9,200 Feet.

  • Reach 16,000 Feet, Khumbu Glacier, 12 Miles of Ice

    Reach 16,000 Feet, Khumbu Glacier, 12 Miles of Ice
  • Reach 16,200 Feet, The Lobuje

    Reach 16,200 Feet, The Lobuje
  • Arrived at Base Camp and had a Puja Ceremony

    Arrived at Base Camp and had a Puja Ceremony
    The Puja Ceremony takes place at Base Camp 1 and is the starting point for all Everest expeditions. What they do is they write down their prayers on flags and the wind blows their prayers up to the heavens.
  • Reach Everest Base Camp, 17,600 Feet

  • Resting After Passage Through Ice Fall

    Resting After Passage Through Ice Fall
  • Spent the Night at Camp 1

    Spent the Night at Camp 1
  • Decent to the Lower Ice Fall

  • Team Acclimatizes at Camp 2

    Team Acclimatizes at Camp 2
  • Nawang Sick With Edema, Very Sick

  • Guide Ropes Need to be Fixed at South Col

    Guide Ropes Need to be Fixed at South Col
    The crew climbs across the ladders at night so they don't see the deep trench they are crossing. The guide ropes are important for crossing the ladders. One wrong step and you die.
  • Nawang Rushed to Kathmandu

  • Team Now Stable (02) at Camp 3, 24,000 Feet

  • Decended Back to Base Camp 2 for Rest

  • Fischer's Crew is Looking Strong

  • Resting at Camp 2

    Jon Krakauer
  • Left Camp 2, 21,300 Feet

  • Reach Camp 3

    Jon hasn't slept or ate in 57 hours. The only thing he ate was a couple M&M peanuts and some soup.
  • Reach 27,600 Feet, Balcony

  • Reach Summit, 29,028 Feet

    People usually stay on the summit for 20-30 minutes, taking photos, resting, and enjoying the view. But then you have a more dangerous journey on your way down Mount Everest.
  • 1:17 pm, Begin Decent

  • Scott Fischer and Rob Hall Strandedon Everest

  • 8 Confirmed Dead on Everest

    Doug Hansen, Andrew Harris, Yasuko Namba, Rob Hall, Scott Fischer, Subedar Tsewang Samanla, Lance Naik Dorje Morup, and Tsewang Paljor and all died on Mount Everest. Most of them died from the storm on the summit, the worst disaster in history.
  • Fischer Buried Above South Col as the Team Regroups

  • New Leader Beidelman Pieces Together Disaster