Everest Video Update: Viesturs, Whittaker, Norton “Standing on the Top of the World”
At about 8 a.m. Kathmandu time, Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Jake Norton, John Griber, and Gerry Moffat radioed Everest Base Camp from 29,035 feet, the highest possible place on Earth. "We're standing at the top of the world," declared Peter Whittaker, clearly overjoyed to have joined his uncle, Jim, the first American to summit peak, on Everest's summit. As for our pal Ed Viesturs, who was gunning for his seventh summit, he simply reported, "Hey, I'm on the top." We are thrilled for the First Ascent team, and now await their safe return to Base Camp. With both Jake Norton (expedition photographer) and Gerry Moffat (head of the video production team) topping out, we can look forward to some spectacular imagery from this climb. Stay tuned!
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