On October 9,
1983 Jay Cassell, and fellow Americans Dan Reid and
George Lowe stood atop Mount Everest their team having
done what no one else had ever done. They had climbed
Everest via the Eastern (or Kangshung) Face.
The climb had take five and a half
weeks following the path of an unsuccessful 1981 attempt by many of the same
team members. This included 28 days to climb a 3,500 foot wall of crumbling
rock and ice which became known as Lowe's Buttress. The expedition's
triumphant summiting of six Americans in total was tempered by the falling
deaths of two Japanese climbers and a sherpa who had just climbed up from the
Nepalese side of the mountain. The sherpa fell to his death tumbling down the
mountain directly past teammate Lou Reichardt.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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