In 1996, Jon Krakauer went to Everest for Outside magazine to report on how commercial expeditions were changing the mountain. He got a far bigger story: on the day he reached the summit, a number of mountain guides (including New Zealander Rob Hall, pictured) and their wealthy clients were caught in a storm and eight died. This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/
Heinrich Harrer, mountaineer - a member of the first team to climb Eiger's north face, and writer - 7 Years in Tibet
Rising above the clouds, Mount Fuji, Japan. Fuji-san has long been a sacred mountain. Japanese Buddhists believe the mountain is the gateway to a different world. Mount Fuji, Mount Tate, and Mount Haku are Japan's "Three Holy Mountains.