SCIENCE AND ADVENTURE ON MOUNT EVEREST
Date & Time: 06-Jul-2020 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Cheese & Grain
Description: Lawrence Wager, geologist, mountaineer and explorer, took part in the 1933 British expedition to climb Mt Everest from the Tibetan side, in the first attempt since Mallory and Irvine disappeared on the mountain in 1924. He reached a point less than 1000 feet below the summit: the geological specimens he collected on the way up and down are now in Oxford, where he became Professor in 1950. Professor Dave Waters tells the story of the expedition using Wager’s photographs and diaries, and explains the science of how the Himalayan peaks were raised up, through recent research on his collection.