VIDEO: The 1922 Trek To Everest Base Camp

by Sarah Stirling Sep/2012
This article has been read 1,232 times
Kenton Cool reflects on the ground-breaking 1922 expedition to Everest Base Camp.

"They smashed the previous altitude record, they were exploring new ground and using oxygen for the first time ever in a mountain environment. And when you consider all the equipment they were using, how rudimentary it would have been ... that expedition of 22 I think stands out above all others on Everest. Everything was new for them - they travelled literally for months to get here, all across India, into Tibet and round onto the north side of Everest..."


Kenton Cool is sponsored by Lyon Equipment, Sherpa Adventure Gear, La Sportiva, Beal, Petzl, Black Diamond, Adidas Eyewear, Volkl skis, Icebreaker and Samsung.

Forums ( Read more )

Staff Picks

Feb 2012

thumb Over the 2005-2006 season Yorkshireman Steve Perry completed the first, and to date the only, continuous winter Munro round on... Read more

What's Hot Right Now

15 Sep 2016

thumb Whether it's a busy schedule, unfitness or bad weather, we can all find reasons for staying indoors. But most of the excuses we... Read more

Top Spot: New Destination

Apr 2011

thumb Award-winning journalist and photographer Alf Alderson scrambles up some of Europe's least known mountains. "The 'Peaks of... Read more