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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.
Published: November 16, 2020 at 5:12 pm
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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.

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