These days, summiting Mount Everest is like a high altitude trip to Wal-Mart on a Saturday morning, where you’re standing in long lines wondering why you chose to do something so stupid. But back in 1963 when the first Americans made the climb it was much less crowded but every bit as harrowing. Written by NYT best-selling author Broughton Coburn, The Vast Unknown chronicles this history-making ascent and its significance in Cold War America.
The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest
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