Topped out on Everest 40 years ago

It was 40 yrs ago today that I was standing on the top of the world all alone as the sun was fading. So happy to be alive!

Peter Hackett

A Hackett photo from the summit, looking down the NNE Ridge into Tibet

3 thoughts on “Topped out on Everest 40 years ago

  1. Just finished reading Chapter 9, Peter’s account of his solo climb. Told in “Everest, The Testing Place” by John West, M.D. Congratulations to Peter!…. for such a hard effort that day forty-years ago! Mallory said it best: “If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go…What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy….That is what life means and what life is for.”

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