Trailblazers Talks: An evening on Everest
By: Australian Museum
Listen to the live conversation between two giants of Australian exploration, Greg Mortimer and Howard Whelan.
Greg Mortimer was the first Australian to reach the summits of Mount Everest, K2, Annapurna II and Chongtar in the Himalaya – all without supplementary oxygen. In this inspiring discussion, Greg recounts reaching the summit and the qualities of modern-day explorers.
“I think it’s an interesting thread in Australian Himalayan mountaineering: we’ve gone there with an enormous quotient of naïvity, given we come from the flattest continent on the planet. And that stood us in very good stead because we had no tradition to live up to or a certain style to match.”