2 Jun 2013

Harriet Tuckey : Unsung Hero of Everest

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 2 June 2013

Harriet Tuckey didn't get on with her father, Griffith Pugh, and didn't know that the first ascent of Everest would not have been possible without his contributions. Pugh designed the oxygen and fluid-intake regimes, the acclimatisation programme, the diet, the high-altitude boots, the tents, the down clothing, the mountain stoves and the airbeds. Realising the extent of his involvement, Tuckey has written the account of the forgotten team member who has been left out of the stories told about the 1953 expedition. Harriet Tuckey's book, Everest - the First Ascent is published by Random House.