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There was nothing for my eye to grasp, and the ice offered no sense of scale or direction. There was no horizon, since the cloud cover merged smoothly with the icecap. I was in a great globe of oblivion. It was worse than a whiteout since, in a whiteout, I had an excuse. Here, I should know my directions, but realized that I didn’t even know which direction Vinson was. I shut my eyes, spun around five times, then tried to point south. I couldn’t do it.
– Gerry Roach – from Beyond the Seven Summits - After Everest
Beyond the Seven Summits - After Everest front cover Gangkar Punsam from Shangri-La

24,836-foot Gangkar Punsam is the highest peak in Bhutan.
The highest summit is on the left.

Photo by Gerry Roach - September, 1985
 
The Back Cover: 
Beyond the Seven Summits - After Everest back cover Top left: 16,342-foot Pico Bolivar, Venezuela’s highest peak.

Top right: The southeast side of Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus, rising above Russia’s Baksan Valley.
The higher 18,510-foot West Peak just shows behind the forward 18,442-foot East Peak.

Center left: 24,836-foot Gangkar Punsam, the highest peak in Bhutan.
The highest summit is on the left.

Center right: The Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest peak, from the northwest. Vinson’s highest 16,050-foot summit is in the center, and 15,292-foot Mount Shinn is far right.

Bottom left: 13,435-foot Mount Kinabalu, Borneo and Malaysia’s highest peak.

Bottom right: 16,023-foot Carstenz Pyramid, New Guinea, Indonesia, and Oceania’s highest peak.

All Back Cover Photos by Gerry Roach
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