Climbers descend from the summit of Mount Everest on May 10, 1996, as the clouds of a storm that killed several other climbers that day gather below them (right). Source: Scott Fischer/Woodfin Camp and Associates.
Wow. What a stunner. This breathtaking video was shot from above 20,000 feet and captures the Himalayas in such clear detail that I actually gasped when I watched it. You get to see Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse in their natural glory and the view is just majestic. I don't think I'll ever get closer than this.
Astronauts captured this image highlighting the northern entry to Mount Everest from Tibet. Climbers travel along the East Rongbuk Glacier, shown on the lower left, to camp at the base of Changtse mountain.
Volkmar Guido Hable’s account of his ascent of Mt Everest in May 1996 contains reflections, observations and a detailed description of the events during deadliest year of all climbing seasons on Mt. Everest. The book is focused on a series of interviews with Volkmar Guido Hable as well as conversations and interviews with climbers and Sherpas from other groups.
Scott Fischer took this photo of the Everest Summit Ridge looking up from the South Summit at 1:00 P.M. on May 10, 1996 - Into Thin Air Illustrated Edition (Jon Krakauer) book - This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/