On this day in 2003 I had the honor of climbing with Sibusisu Vilane to the top of Everest.
He has since gone back to also climb the North Ridge, as well as doing the 7 Summits.
More importantly, when we caught up for dinner in Kathmandu, I remembered how much fun he is. And, like Sir Edmund Hillary, has gone on from his Everest success to greatly assist in a number of very worthwhile causes.
This is an article in Outside online profiling Sibusisu on Everest.
For the full story of my climb together with Sibusisu, up to the top of Everest, and then a very long and eventful descent, I cover it in Chapter 9 of my recent book, Nine Lives – Expeditions to Everest.