Into The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest

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The year was 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis was merely months ago, the Civil Rights movement was picking up steam, and Americans were looking towards not only the stars, but the worlds highest peak.

Brot Coburn, author of The Vast Unknown tells the harrowing story of the ragtag group of climbers who sought to put our flag on top of Everest and chart an unexplored route up the summit in search of newfound glory.