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Nepal Mt. Everest Expedition 1922 Postcard George Finch Practicing Oxygen DrillModern Reproduced Oversized Picture Postcard. approx. 16.5cm x 12.2cm. The Quest for Mount Everest. China India Tibet Nepal. Mountaineer, Mountaineering. 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition Practicing an oxygen drill. Photograph by John Baptist Lucius Noel (English, 1890-1989). 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.