George I. Finch and his pioneering use of oxygen for climbing at extreme altitudes.

Abstract

George Ingle Finch (1888-1970) was the first person to prove the great value of supplementary oxygen for climbing at extreme altitudes. He did this during the 1922 Everest expedition when he and his companion, Geoffrey Bruce, reached an altitude of 8,320 m, higher than any human had climbed before. Finch was well qualified to develop the oxygen equipment… (More)

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@article{West2003GeorgeIF, title={George I. Finch and his pioneering use of oxygen for climbing at extreme altitudes.}, author={John B. West}, journal={Journal of applied physiology}, year={2003}, volume={94 5}, pages={1702-13} }