Did You Know?
I look back on tremendous efforts & exhaustion & dismal looking out of a tent door on to a dismal world of snow and vanishing hopes - & yet, & yet, & yet there have been a good many things to see the other side.
Died on Mount Everest during a severe blizzard. On May 1, 1999, his frozen, preserved body was discovered by mountaineer Conrad Anker
, almost exactly 5 weeks prior to the 75th anniversary of his death. His final venture to Everest was his third and ended up the highest he had ever climbed (approximately 8,300 meters).