Broken Records: Three People Trying for Their Own Everest First

The Harlem Shake, a sheik, and a badass grandfather

   

Mount Everest has always been a place for breaking records (highest-ever mobile phone call, Rod Baber, 2007; first descent by paraglider, Jean-Marc Boivin,1988). This climbing season is no different. There are groups attempting new routes and climbers looking to put up multiple ascents. And then there are some teams trying to break obscure records, including some they’ve set themselves, and some that have never even been contested.

The Old Fogey
The Sheik Celebrity
The Base Camp Bagger

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