Everest is, once again, hitting the news for all the wrong reasons.
However on 6music this morning Cerys Matthews interviewed Harriet Tuckey on her Sunday morning show. Cerys’s in-depth interview with Harriet, the daughter of Griffith Pugh, provides a fascinating insight into the key role that Griff Pugh played in ensuring the success of the 1953 Everest Expedition. Many members attended Harriet’s lecture to the Club earlier this year…whether you attended her lecture or not, this interview provides insight into the unique role played by this enigmatic man…not only in relation to Everest, but many other aspects of his life, including his ground-breaking work combating hypothermia in the UK in the 1960s. [Note the interview starts around 30mins into the Show].