Everest Expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s
A column of over 30 porters carries supplies up the slope leading to the North Col. It was on this slope – dangerously laden with new snow – that seven porters died in an avalanche in 1924.
Photo: Frank Smythe, 1936
and Edward Norton
approach their high point, setting a new world altitude record of 26,985 feet (8225 m) on the North Face of Everest in 1922.
Photo: T.H. Somervell, 1922