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Climbers of Mount Everest in the Oxford DNB

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/92839

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The following list identifies Oxford DNB subjects who took part in expeditions to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain (8848 metres). The mountain's location was first recorded in 1841 by Sir George Everest, surveyor-general of India, after whom ‘Peak XV’ was named in 1856. The first British reconnaissance expedition took place in 1921 and the summit was first reached on 29 May 1953 by ...

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