The Mount Everest Earth Day 20 Peace Climb: Wild Dreams and Steps to Reality

Climbers from the United States, the USSR, and China undertake an expedition on Earth Day to climb Mount Everest for world peace and environmentalism.

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In high spirits, Jim Whittaker in 1963 became the first American to reach Everest's summit, the highest point on Earth.
PHOTO: DIANNE ROBERTS