Quick Fire Science

Quick Fire Science episode

Wed, 29th May 2013

Climbing Everest

Mount Everest (c) Pavel Novak

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the first complete ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay in 1953. But few people know that had it not been for the failure of one of two competing designs of breathing equipment – a completely different pair of climbers could have made it to the top first.

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