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The Cornice Traverse

Here’s a shot of the traverse that our climbers are facing right about now.  The sun rises in another hour or so, so they may actually have a glimpse of this scary section of the route.  Imagine how daunting this must have looked 60 years ago to Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, when no one had done it before, and no fixed ropes were in place!

 

The Cornice Traverse, with the Hillary Step in the distance.

The Cornice Traverse, with the Hillary Step in the distance.