Everest: Getting to the Top of the World, Pt. 1

Once a British survey effort identified Peak XV of the Himalayan range as the highest point on Earth, a committee was formed with one goal: Get to the top. Early expeditions gathered data and made runs up the mountain, until WWII put a halt to things. <a href=https://www.missedinhistory.com/blog/missed-history-mount-everest-part-1/> Here are the show notes for the episode.</a>

Topics in this Podcast: tibet, Mallory and Irvine, Royal Geographical Society, Alpine Club, Mount Everest Committee, Nepal, Himalayas, Asian history, British history, Mount Everest