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Author of First Ascent (the untold story), Harriet Tuckey, came in to talk Everest: altitude, hydration, diet, oxygen, hypothermia; In a nutshell, the science of outdoors pursuits, but also about her remarkable relationship with her Dad, the inimitable scientist / physiologist Griffith Pugh . Fascinating to read and hear about the flaws of The Royal Geographic Society, and the Alpine Club’s mad bigotry against the working and lower middle classes ‘whiff of tradesman’.