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Asia, Himalayas, Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest. The past year witnessed the attempt by a lone climber to reach the summit of this mountain which had a year ago repulsed the well equipped party of English climbers. Capt. Maurice Wilson of the Royal Air Force succeeded in eluding the vigilance of the frontier guards, dressed as a Tibetan and penetrated into Tibet with several coolies. He followed the route of the previous year’s expedition but could not persuade the coolies to go above Camp III with him. He left them here with some letters and instructions to wait two weeks for his return. They waited a month and were then forced to leave because of a scarcity of provisions. Captain Wilson was last seen on the slopes above the North Col.