Ernst Schmied

Bern Mount Everest

Ernst Schmied (1924 in Bern, Switzerland - 22 March 2002)[1][2] was a Swiss Mountaineer. He is best known for achieving the second successful summit of Mount Everest, on 23 May 1956, as part of the 1956 Swiss Expedition to Everest and Lhotse.[3][4][5]

Prior to the 1956 expedition, Schmied had built a reputation for being capable on both "stiff rock climbs" and "great ice ascents".[6]

References

  1. ^ Ratliff, Liz (2012-06-18). "3 May 2012 Third Person Journal - Ernst Schmied". PolarTREC. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  2. ^ "50 Jahre Everest-Lhotse-Expedition: Ernst Schmied (in German)". 2007-11-19. Archived from the original on 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  3. ^ "EverestHistory.com: Ernst Schmied". www.everesthistory.com. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  4. ^ Maurice., Isserman (2008). Fallen giants : a history of Himalayan mountaineering from the age of empire to the age of extremes. Weaver, Stewart Angas., Molenaar, Dee. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300115017. OCLC 402646333.
  5. ^ swissinfo.ch, Renat Kuenzi. "Heroes of Everest: Swiss stand on top of the world". SWI swissinfo.ch. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  6. ^ Eggler, Albert. "ON LI-IOTSE AND MOUNT EVEREST" (PDF). Alpine Journal. Retrieved 7 January 2018.