In the 1930s, an Englishman decided to fly to Mount Everest and climb it alone

In 1932, Yorkshireman Maurice Wilson chose a startling way to promote his mystical beliefs: He would fly to Mount Everest and climb it alone. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Wilson's misguided adventure, which one writer called "the most incredible story in all the eventful history of Mount Everest."

We'll also explore an enigmatic musician and puzzle over a mighty cola.

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