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Vladimir Putin

Wheeler, Major Oliver

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Two expeditions, the first in 1921 under Col. Howard Bury who reconnoitered the mountain. The second expedition in 1922 under Gen. C.G. Bruce which went with the primary object of getting to the summit. A description of Mount Everest. Dealing with sun glare. Lantern slides were used to show pictures of the expeditions, the people of Tibet, the life of the expedition while there, and Mount Everest itself. A detailed description of the expedition of 1921 is given during the slide show. "Major Wheeler then put on the screen a sketch map of Mount Everest and its immediate neighbourhood, on which he pointed out the routes followed by the expeditions of 1921 and 1922, and explained the topography of the Mount Everest (or Chomohengma) group of mountains." Speculation as to whether the ascent will ever be accomplished. The unliklihood that the party could get down alive.