George Mallory and Assault on Everest
In this 4-part series, follow pioneering British mountaineer George Mallory on three expeditions as he and his companions try and become the first men to scale the highest peak in the world – Mount Everest.
In 1271, 17-year old Marco Polo, set out from Venice with his father and uncle on a journey into the Mongol Empire that would last 24 years and cover more than 15,000 miles. His story would become of the most important pieces of literature in western history – The Travels of Marco Polo.
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration of Central Africa
In the latter decades of the 1800s, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza would explore the region of central Africa, in what is Gabon and the Congo. He would be praised for this thoughtful and compassionate approach towards the African peoples – and eventually be hailed at France’s greatest explorer.
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