Listen: Mount Everest, Royal Geographical Society, George Everest discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Observation distance in miles height as determined by wall, determination of height with revised correction for refraction mean of measurements. Twenty nine thousand one hundred forty one. The height twenty nine thousand one hundred forty one feet is still bird, thanks to small as it has yet to be corrected for the deviations of gravity. But though it is a more reliable result than twenty nine thousand two feet. The letter is still to be retained in maps and publications of the survey of India. As to the name, it was called Everest after the distinguished surveyor, general of India under, whose direction the triangulation had been carried out one result of which was the discovery of the mountain from the Indian side and Nepal. It is not a conspicuous peak on account of its lying so far back. No native name for it could be discovered, and Sir Andrew. Aw. The successor of sir. George Everest called it after his predecessor from the Tabet inside. It is much more conspicuous, and as general Bruce, stated in his lecture to the Royal geographical society. In November, nineteen twenty and is Colonel Howard burry found in nineteen twenty one the Tabet call it Jim lung which Colonel Howard bury translated, the goddess mother of the mountains, a most appropriate name. But the name Mount Everest, is now so firmly established through. Out the world that it would be impossible to change. It it is therefore now, definitely adopted. Now, this mountain, so coveted by mountaineers is unfortunately, situated exactly on the border between two of the most secluded countries in the world. Nepal and Tibet to reach it. The climbers must pass through one or other of these countries and the difficulty of getting the necessary. Permission is what has so far prevented any attempt being made to attack Mount Everest, but recently access through Tabet has become more possible. And it so happens that it is on the Tabet inside that the summit, seems most accessible from the distant views that could be obtained it from sun-dok fhu beyond our shielding and From Compass Jong into bed a ridge running from the summit in a northerly direction. Seemed to give good promise of access major. Writer and captain Rawling in nineteen. Oh, four fewing the mountain from a distance of sixty miles, almost two north fought. The mountain might be approachable from that direction. At the same time, the dependents were distinctly more favorable to travelers than they had ever been before the chances, therefore of at least exploring Mount Everest, were much more promising and major Rawling was planning an expedition of exploration when the war broke out, and he was killed Mr. Douglas fresh field would certainly have taken the matter up during his presidency of the Royal geographical society. But he had the misfortune to hold that post during the years of the war, and no action was possible. But as soon as the war was over interest in Mount Everest, revived in March nineteen nineteen captain j b l know read a paper to the Royal geographical society, describing recon. Percents. He had made in the direction of the mountain in the year nineteen thirteen. He showed how attention during the last few years have been focused more and more upon the Himalayas and said, quote now that the polls have been reached it is generally felt that the next and equally important task is the exploration and mapping of Mount Everest, and quote, so he urged that the exploration which had been the end Bishen of the late general rolling with whom he was to have joined should be accomplished in his memory. It cannot be long. He continued before the culminating summit of the world is visited at its ridges valleys and glaciers are mapped and photographed. And at the conclusion of his lecture, he said that some day, the political difficulties will be overcome and a fully equipped expedition, must explore and map Mount."