Ed Cessar - Author of the acclaimed 'Two Hours' and writer for The Sunday Times Magazine, British GQ, The Independent, New York Times etc is writing a biography on Maurice Wilson - due out later this year / early next. As I understand it his research shines a new light on Wilson.
Thanks Henry. Sound's like a really interesting book. There's definitely more to say on the speculation around the female clothes found by the Chinese in 1960. I'll look forward to that and taking a look at 'Two Hours'.
Geoff Powter has touched upon Wilson in his book - Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness.
In the mid-80s, maybe 1986(?) a Spanish team found Wilson's remains, again, and buried them in a new location. It's mentioned briefly in some notes in the Himalayan Database.
Maurice Wilson is probably my biggest hero. We share the same BD, initials and he took off in his Gypsy Moth near where I was born so I have a special affinity towards him,
Have read both books on his life, his journey to Everest is far more interesting and adventurous than the disastrous attempt itself IMO. Fascinating story and a true British eccentric (rumours of cross dressing and ladies knickers found in his tent, although not sure how true that is)
Look forward to reading a new book on his life.
It's actually worthy of a Hollywood movie, most people would never believe the story was based on truth!