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manoftheworldmagazine:

On May 1st 1963 Jim Whittaker and Nawang Gumbo climbed through 70mph winds and negative 30-degree temperatures to plant the American flag on the summit of Mount Everest for the first time.
Sherpa Gumbo, who had never before used a camera, turned Jim’s NikonF vertical to capture this iconic image.
Photograph by NAWANG GUMBO / Man of the World / Issue No.5

manoftheworldmagazine:

On May 1st 1963 Jim Whittaker and Nawang Gumbo climbed through 70mph winds and negative 30-degree temperatures to plant the American flag on the summit of Mount Everest for the first time.

Sherpa Gumbo, who had never before used a camera, turned Jim’s NikonF vertical to capture this iconic image.

Photograph by NAWANG GUMBO / Man of the World / Issue No.5