Valued exposure: Summit

Chris Bonington and Doug Scott on Everest

Dougal Haston and Doug Scott became the first Britons to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, 24 September 1975. The men arrived at the top of Mount Everest via the previously unclimbed south-west face, 33 days after establishing their base camp.

Expedition leader Chris Bonington reported the pair had reached the 29,028ft (8,848m) summit safely and were now on their way down the mountain.

Photo: Chris Bonington and Doug Scott moving up towards the rock band above camp 5 at 27,000 ft - © BBC

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