Sir Charles Evans, Everest expedition commander and Bangor, Wales
Sir Charles Evans
Second in command of the Everest expedition of 1953. Was in fact the first choice for accent to the summit but was defeated by bad weather. Had he done so, he would have achieved all the fame that Edmund Hillary received. In 1955 he led the Khan Chen Junga expedition.
Connection: Principal of University Collage Bangor.
Educated at Shrewsbury and Oxford he trained as a surgeon in Liverpool. He later became Principal of U.C. Bangor.
As far as I am aware, Charles Evans was not deterred by bad weather but because one of the oxygen tanks was not working.
George Everest, Mount Everest.