National Geographic : 1967 Jun
Proud and defiant, Tyree lifts its sun-drenched head above Gardner Camp II. For seven days the mountain remained inviolate while the team searched for the best route. "We never had a good choice; we just had to find the least evil one," said the author. "We finally had to climb the fourth high est mountain in Antarctica-Gardner-to climb 850 the second highest-Tyree." A bone-wearying de scent of Gardner's steep face established Camp III on the col, veiled by clouds at right, that bridges the two mountains. From here, at 5:30 a.m . on January 6th, Evans and Corbet began laboring across the tortuous ridge, circumventing barrier towers along the way. Twelve and a half hours later-victory!