Mount Everest: Safety - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:07 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Selkirk of Douglas Lord Selkirk of Douglas Conservative 11:07 am, 18th July 2019

My Lords, will the Minister accept that I have a personal interest, as my father was the first man in the world to fly over Mount Everest in 1933, when it was only just technically possible, and if he had not succeeded I would not be here today? Does the Minister accept that Everest is enormously dangerous for mountaineers? There are beliefs that there has been a substantial element of climate change, and full preparations are absolutely necessary for those who wish to do this.