The Quest to Conquer Everest, “The Third Pole”

Mount Everest

Mount Everest. Image: flickr/Volvatella

1853 was the year when it all began. A young officer in the British Colonial Army, Sir Francis Younghusband, was reportedly the first man to make plans to ascend the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest. His travails in the subcontinent, especially in India, Nepal, and Tibet, had given him good knowledge of the region. Continue reading