Designed for women's feet, the Black Diamond Momentum climbing shoes are great for new climbers. Neutral lasts and fabric uppers mean you get serious comfort and performance at the crag or the gym. Available at REI, Satisfaction Guaranteed.
On 29 May Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt.
Another member of the 1996 Adventure Consultants expedition, Jon Krakauer is an accomplished climber and journalist. Krakauer described the events of the 1996 Everest disaster in his book, "Into Thin Air.