/ Mallory Oxygen equipment
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Jim will know more.
Mountain Heritage Trust have information on what Mallory was wearing when he was discovered and re-created the exact clothing with thanks to Mike Parsons and Mary Rose and their team. We have a booklet available with more info if you're interested.
The RGS is holding a 1953 Everest right now at it's premises in London. It's mainly photographs (good quality) and there is a lot about oxygen on Everest from the early expeditions (Mallory and Irvine) up to to the '53 one. There is an oxygen set on display, but IIRC is from '53
The exibition is well worth visiting, but I thinik it is only on for a few more days.
Suggest you contact the RGS
i've read that the bottles weigh 5 3/4lb each and the backpack/regulators etc was 9lb, so less than 10kg for a 2 bottle summit attempt- comparable with hillary and tenzing?
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