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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conquest of Everest

In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay would be the first men to step foot on the top of the highest place in the world, Mount Everest. This series takes us through that remarkable journey. Each man will have a unique and fascinating background before their lives converge into one of the 20th century’s greatest feats of exploration and adventure.

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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.

Marco Polo
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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