National Geographic : 1962 Nov
Cliff-hanging Barry C. Bishop, NATIONAL GEOGRAPH IC photographer and member of next year's American Mount Everest Expedition, angles a camera on a fish ing-pole boom to catch Ingalls's perilous climb at 300 feet. Moments later Bishop escaped injury when a fall ing fragment of rock caromed off his hard hat. KODACHROMESBY HUNTLEY INGALLS (BELOW) AND BARRYC. BISHOP E N.G.S. Arms straining, Ingalls stands in slings sus pended from Prusik handles, a mechanical version of Prusik knots (page 715). To climb, he releases, raises, and locks each grip alter nately. Tension on the Swiss device prevents backsliding. Rucksack contains fruit bars, candy, nuts, and water. The team twice de scended to camp and ate full evening meals.