The First Mailman on Everest?



The trailer for the upcoming movie Everest features Doug Hansen. Doug Hansen was a real-life Seattle mailman who perished on the mountain. His body was never recovered.

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  • Mel Carriere

    I don’t think he was a mailman, but he was a postal worker. In the book Into Thin Air, the author Krakauer states that Doug worked the night shift so he could work construction in the daytime to make extra money for Everest. There are no night shifts for mailmen. He was probably a mail handler or worked the machines at the plant. All the same, he was certainly the first and perhaps only postal worker to summit Everest.