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FIRST OVER EVEREST! THE HOUSTON-MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION 1933 P. F. M. Fellowes 2004 Paperback 2 Copies Available
By Fellowes, P. F. M. and other Members of the Expedition, Foreword by John Buchan
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India, Pilgrims Publishing, 2004. 279 pp, photos, maps. New paperback.

This is a gripping and highly readable account of the Houston-Mount Everest Expedition of 1933, which had the aim of flying over the highest mountain in the world, capturing the results on camera.

In 1933, the Everest Flight Committee carried out a photographic survey to gain otherwise unobtainable knowledge on Everest. They mapped a strip of about 2 by 20 miles, and recorded hitherto unknown meteorological and geographical discoveries. Currents and downdrafts made these flights especially dangerous. The ever-present Himalayan winds have an average velocity of 120 mph. "The first flight over the summit of Everest, and film record, was a considerable achievement and a most dangerous undertaking."  Jill Neate, Mountaineering Literature.
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