May 1st 1963, Jim Whittaker, now 84, was the first American to reach the top of the world and summit Mount Everest.
The BBC put together a great short video remembering this moment in time.
I love the line that "if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up to much space."
Adventures continue to happen, but this was a magnificent climb. All the trekking and preparation is far beyond my ability. Good job Jim and Sherpa Gambu!
Click on the photo to visit the BBC page with the video.