Everest Expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s
, and Somervell
had to rescue several porters who had been unwillingly abandoned on the slopes of the North Col. Namgya shows his severely frostbitten fingers.
Photo: Bentley Beetham, 1924
Above: The “Tigers” of 1938. Tilman
comments “It is of course a matter for wonder, no less than thankfulness, how much these men will do and how far they will go with one imagines few of the incentives which act as a spur to us."
Photo: Unknown, 1938