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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In the spirit of his home state, Jim Whittaker defined daring

Fifty years ago, helicopters were a rare site around Everest base camp. Here, the full team from the 1963 expedition pauses for a photo before the medical evacuation of frostbitten climbers Barry Bishop and Willi Unsoeld, both of whom would lose their toes after spending a night exposed on the mountain at 28,000 feet.