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LIFE MAGAZINE July 2, 1971 MOUNT EVEREST INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITION [Whillans & Haston reach 8350m on SW Face] Multiple copies available
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LIFE MAGAZINE JULY 2, 1971. DEFEAT ON EVEREST: INFAMOUS INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITION  
 
At the time the was one of the largest circulation magazines in America, and had an influence on the public as great as the TV show 60 Minutes or the Internet has today. It was entertainment and news, with great photos, and everybody read it. The article covers the climb only, although the pictures show the tumult as they arrived in villages and Kathmandu on the way out.
 
This was the infamous 1971 International Everest Expedition led by Norman Dyhrenfurth that had one death, and fell apart due to squabbling among the different European nationalities. "It is not me, it is all of France you have insulted." "Frenchmen do not work as Sherpas for Germans." Whillans and Haston did almost climb the peak, reaching 8350m on the SW Face.

The whole issue is included. The article is 8 pages long with 10 photos in color and b/w, some full page, one double page.
 
The magazine is in Very Good condition.

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