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Who conquered Everest?

A new expedition to Mount Everest this year will seek to discover whether it was George Mallory who was the first to reach the summit rather than Hilary and Tensing as history leads us to believe.

Wade Davies, author of Into The Silence: the Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, and Joe Simpson, author of The Sound of Gravity, discuss what drives people to keep climbing.

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