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EverestHistory.com: Chris Chandler


Some colleges have a tradition of academics, football or perhaps wrestling or Ice Hockey. Pacific Lutheran University has a tradition of Himalayan mountain climbing. PLU graduate Lute Jerstad would summit Everest as part of the first American expedition to do so in 1963.

PLU alum Chris Chandler, along with teammate Bob Cormack, would repeat the feat during America’s Bicentennial year (1976) as part of a CBS Sports sponsored and filmed expedition. The relatively small team of eleven climbers and thirty Sherpas, were led by thirty-eight year-old State-Department lawyer, Phil Trimble. Along with the expedition was a six-man TV crew for CBS Sports.

Cormack and Chandler summited Everest on October the 26th becoming the 56th and 57th people to do so. Unlike some previous teams the two men were able to avoid a dangerous bivouac at high altitude and arrived safely at Camp IV after dark.

Though there were some difficulties with what have been described as “bureaucratic foul-ups”, the ascent did put two people on the summit of Everest and the documentary film of the expedition “Everest: On Top of the World” aired on CBS.

Chris Chandler died of cerebral and pulmonary edema while climbing Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, without oxygen in 1985.




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