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Mt. Everest Expedition 1922 Old Postcard Oxygen Drill in Camp Tibet China C NoelVintage Old Original Postcard. Mount Everest. China India Tibet Nepal. Tents. Mountains. Mountaineer, Mountaineering. Phot. Capt. Noel. 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition Practicing an oxygen drill. Photograph by John Baptist Lucius Noel. While approaching Base Camp, George Finch preached the merits of bottled oxygen for high-altitude climbing. The innovation was crucial to Tenzing and Hillary's successful ascent 30 years later. No. 14. Oxygen Drill in Camp. The second climbing party each carried four cylinders which enabled them to climb much quicker, but had weather defeated them only 250 feet above the height reached by the first party without oxygen.
Publisher: Photo Capt. Noel - The Mount Everest Committee