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The 50th anniversary of Americans on Everest sheds light on current conditions

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Sources:

"Everest: Then and Now" May 1st 2013, by The American Alpine Club

"Entries From The Top: An Everest Journal with Tom Hornbein" by The American Alpine Club

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American Alpine CLub

Historical information, quotes and images for this story were provided by the American Alpine Club, a charitable organization that provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for climbers around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world's most sought-after climbing annuals, the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world's leading climbing library and country's leading mountaineering museum and annually gives about $100,000 toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world.

Learn about additional programs and become a member at americanalpineclub.org. Join the AAC's online community at facebook.com/americanalpineclub or americanalpineclub.org/news.

Canada also has an active climbing organization, the Alpine Club of Canada, based in Canmore, Alberta. The ACC has been a focal point for Canadian mountaineers since 1906. With regional club sections across Canada (accwhistler.ca) membership in the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA), year round mountain adventures and an extensive system of alpine and backcountry huts throughout the Canadian Rockies, the ACC has grown from its early inception into a full-fledged mountain organization with a strong foundation of volunteer, professional and corporate support. For more go to www.alpineclubofcanada.ca