1924 British Everest Expedition, the third British expedition to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Back row, left to right; Andrew Comyn Irvine, George H. Leigh-Mallory (Climbing Leader), Lt. Colonel Edward F. Norton (Acting Leader), Noel E. Odell, and John MacDonald. Front row; Edward O. Shebbeare (He was in charge of transport), Capt C. Geoffrey Bruce, Dr T. Howard Somervell and Bentley Beetham. George Mallory, Mountain History, Edward Norton, 1900S Mountain, Mount Everest, Everest Expedit, 1924, Everest George, British Mount
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George-Mallory & Edward Norton. Could todays climbers replicate the early days of climbing on MT. Everest with early equipment?
Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn't know what he'd done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.
UK: Alison Hargreaves (1963-1995); Mountaineer - The first woman to climb Everest alone and without oxygen, Hargreaves was killed attempting to climb K2, one of the world's most inhospitable mountains. By facing down criticism from those who said a mother should not put herself in danger, she made it easier for the next generation of women explorers.
Junko Tabei (born September 22, 1939) is a Japanese mountain-climber who, on May 16, 1975, became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In early May her all-woman team (plus local guides) were camping at 6,300 meters when an avalanche struck their camp. They were all were buried under the snow. Tabei lost consciousness for about six minutes until her Sherpa guide dug her out. Twelve days after the avalanche, Tabei became the first female to reach the summit of Mount Everest.