Everest and the conquest of nature
My connection to the world's highest mountain, and what the shrinking of wildness and mystery means for the human subconscious
The language of exploration is often the language of conquest and war, but our species has been too successful in imposing our will on the world. Where do find our sense of adventure in an age of limits?
Sixty years after my great-uncle's expedition conquered Everest, perhaps it's time we changed our attitude to adventuring. Published in The Guardian.