The Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 1003 , Segment 3
Episode: The Pony Express (originally aired January 28, 2021)
- May 14, 2021 6:00 pm
- 15:05 mins
From the 1920s through the 1950s, a Great Race was on. Athletes from around the globe were competing to see who could top the world’s highest peaks. These efforts brought together the strangest of characters and resulted in both great tragedy and immense wonder. Guest: Scott Ellsworth, author of "The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas"