To the summit

Maynard Cohick, (left) Gil Harder, (right) and Eric Roberts (background) organize camp on Dutch Rib, a knife-edge ridge on Mt. Annapurna in Nepal on Sept. 19, 1979. Later that night, high above this camp, an extensive field of ice and snow gave way, crashing down into the crevasse to the left. The massive over-pressure of air caused by the avalanche blew the climbers into a 6,000-foot-deep crevasse on the other side of the ridge, killing all three. Maynard Cohick was the father of Master Sgt. Steve Cohick, an Air Force reservist now with the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (Photo courtesy of Master Sgt. Steve Cohick)

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