Arctic explorers

Explore the incredible journeys and triumphs of arctic explorers who braved the frozen wilderness. Discover their tales of courage, discovery, and survival in the harshest of environments.
Last spring en route to Mount Everest, Hilaree O’Neill, a ski-mountaineer from Colorado who was part of our 2012 Everest expedition, trekked the same valleys and worked up to Base Camp just as Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did 60 years ago when the duo claimed the first ascent. But on the mountain, fortunately, O'Neill did not use the antiquated gear—think woolen suits and wood-handled ice axes—that Hillary hauled. In this gallery, we take a look at the equipment Hillary and Norgay used Arctic Explorers, George Mallory, Free Climb, Climbing Gear, Visual Storytelling, Hiking Trip, Mountaineering, Early 20th Century, National Geographic

Last spring en route to Mount Everest, Hilaree O’Neill, a ski-mountaineer from Colorado who was part of our 2012 Everest expedition, trekked the same valleys and worked up to Base Camp just as Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did 60 years ago when the duo claimed the first ascent. But on the mountain, fortunately, O'Neill did not use the antiquated gear—think woolen suits and wood-handled ice axes—that Hillary hauled. In this gallery, we take a look at the equipment Hillary and Norgay…

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