Did You Know?
Gradually, very gradually, we saw the great mountain sides and glaciers and aretes, now one fragment and now another through the floating rifts, until far higher in the sky than imagination had dared to suggest the white summit of Everest appeared.
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).