Friday, May 19, 2017
Video: Climbing the Hillary Step on Everest
Yesterday we learned that the Hillary Step on the South Side of Everest is gone from the mountain. This iconic point was often a source of bottlenecks on the route to the top, but once overcome, it was usually clear sailing to the summit. Now, things will be a bit different, with some saying the removal of the step should make things easier, while others are claiming it could present new challenges. In this video, you'll get a look at what the Hillary Step once looked like, and what it was like to climb it. Starting this season, summiteers will have an entirely different approach to the top.