An extraordinary Everest adventure

In the 1930s, Maurice Wilson had a wild plan to fly from England to Everest in a Gipsy Moth plane, and then climb to the top of the mountain solo. Ed Caesar tells his story

Ed Caesar on the HistoryExtra podcast.

In the 1930s, eccentric aviator Maurice Wilson hatched a wild plan to fly from England to Everest in a Gipsy Moth plane, and then climb to the top of the mountain solo. Ed Caesar talks about the remarkable story that inspired his new book, The Moth and the Mountain.

Advertisement

How to download the HistoryExtra podcast

Download as MP3

Advertisement