An opening narrative states that as late as 1954, there were only two physical challenges left to conquer, the climbing of Mt. Everest and the four minute mile. However, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953. See more
You're an odd mix, Roger. Terribly, absolutely English, yet possessing that maddening quality of American independence. I suppose most people don't know what in the world to do with you.