Oh for a Sherpa to climb that hill

ON THE eve of Britain’s mission to Brussels with its finger on the trigger, there was a reminder of one of the historic occasions that helped define the nation’s history – the 1953 conquest of Everest. Strange that this should be found in Hemel Hempstead, one of the new towns that sprung up after another landmark event, the second world war. This aide memoire came … Continue reading Oh for a Sherpa to climb that hill