People: Nov. 18, 1985

It was hardly his first major summit, but former President Jimmy Carter found trekking through the Himalayas in northern Nepal to be a challenge nonetheless. The goal of his two-week expedition was the pinnacle of 18,192-ft.-high Mount Kala Pattar, one of the scenic peaks in the valley surrounded by the loftier Lhotse and Everest. Accompanied by Rosalynn, Carter quickly outpaced four of his Secret Service men, who had to return to camp because of altitude sickness. When the group reached a rarefied 15,000 ft., his wife was flown out by helicopter while he proceeded to the top. The next day, while...

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