Sir George Everest, adventurer with a connection to Wales (Crickhowell, Powys)

Sir George Everest

Mount Everest was named after him because of his pioneering efforts at improving Trigonometric equipment.
Connection: Born in Crickhowell, Powys.

comment by:Dyfrigj
Sir George Everest was Surveyor General of India on behalf of the British Empire. His job entailed making maps of the area and therefore he was the first imperial authority to officially report on the existence of the mountain. He was a Welshman and the mountain is named after him. Although the Tibetans and the Nepalese both have their own, traditional, names for it.

comment by:Rozzerbarrista
Sir George Everest did not even lay his eyes upon the peak: the peak was named after him because of his pioneering efforts at improving Trigonometric equipment.

comment by:revans
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, he was born in Gwerndale, Brecknockshire.

comment by:DaveGreenly
Is it true he pronounced his name Eve-Rest NOT Ever-est?

comment by:bona97
Powys-born surveyor-general of India after whom the highest mountain in the world was named. 'an illustrious master of geographical research'. The first Welshman to climb mount Everest was also from Mid Wales, Caradog Jones. If you know more about this intrepid climber from Tregaron please post to this site.




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How the Tallest Mountain Bears a Welshmans Name
Short description of the work of Colonel Sir George Everest.


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