May 2019

To and Through The Gulf of Aden: Between Farts and Cockroaches

In 1856 the Great Trigonometric Survey calculated the height of Everest to be 29,000 feet. An irritatingly round figure for all concerned. Fearing that their hard work to ascertain its dimensions precisely would be received as a mere estimate, Andrew Waugh resolved to add a little bit on to the measurement, all in bringing it… Read more To and Through The Gulf of Aden: Between Farts and Cockroaches