The Assault on Mount Everest, 1922

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TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » January 7th, 2020, 6:34 pm

I started setting this up to BC/MC myself, but then I saw that some of the authors had the audacity to live until as late as 1975. :( So it's only PD in the USA. So I won't be BCing or MCing it.

I've set up the project - got the MW ready, the sections all sectioned up and ready to go. It's in mothballs now; if you want to see it, I'll be happy to bring it out for you to see.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61083
Personal narratives of climbing Mount Everest in 1922-1923. The expeditions did not reach the summit.

The northern approach to the mountain was discovered by George Mallory and Guy Bullock on the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition. It was an exploratory expedition not equipped for a serious attempt to climb the mountain. With Mallory leading (and thus becoming the first European to set foot on Everest's flanks) they climbed the North Col to an altitude of 7,005 metres (22,982 ft). From there, Mallory espied a route to the top, but the party was unprepared for the great task of climbing any further and descended. The British returned for a 1922 expedition. George Finch climbed using oxygen for the first time. He ascended at a remarkable speed—290 metres (951 ft) per hour, and reached an altitude of 8,320 m (27,300 ft), the first time a human reported to climb higher than 8,000 m. Mallory and Col. Felix Norton made a second unsuccessful attempt. Mallory was faulted for leading a group down from the North Col which got caught in an avalanche. Mallory was pulled down too but survived. Seven native porters were killed. ( Wikipedia - to be changed before cataloging)
I have it divided into 25 sections of from 950-5100 words. But you can do what you want with it (divide it differently, whatever).
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character

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