Crackle said:I'm glad you started this thread - indeed he is.
Did you know that they did their planning and training in North Wales and stayed at the Pen-y-gwryd hotel at the foot of the Llanberis pass? It still has a lot of memorabilia on display there and the ceiling signed by the expedition members.
If you stay there and take the kids up Snowdon, when you get back they have a little ceremony where the kids get to have a drink from a cup used by one of the expedition members (I forget which one) and they get a badge and a little certificate.
It was and still is, the place where they hold their re-union meet every now and again. Last time I was there the owners told me it's a rarer event now than it was and sadly, there'll be one more missing from it.
papercorn2000 said:I knew, 'cos my dad used to tell us every time we passed the place!
Sad news. A really top bloke who did a lot for his adopted country of Nepal.
Dave5N said:Miller a really long one.
Dave5N said:Near where I grew up, (inasmuch as I ever did) there's an estate named after the Everest Pioners. Hilary (Pete, please correct it if necessary)) and Tensing only got Little Closes; Mallory got a reasonabley long Crescent; Somervell a substantial Drive, and Miller a really long one.