Maurice Wilson is leaving the Rongbuk Monastery and heading for the slopes and the summit of Mount Everest. Will he finally be able to fulfill his destiny, prove his critics wrong and be the first person the stand on the summit on the highest place on earth?
Maurice navigates the Ever Wrest across the North Africa, the Middle East and into India. The British government attempts to stop him at every turn. Maurice is forced too makes decisions that alter his plans and could end his life.
In this special episode we interview Anna Smith an internationally known mountaineer. Anna explains the attraction of mountaineering in remote regions and explains what it takes too mentally and physically take on the worlds biggest and hardest mountains.
Maurice Wilson emerges after 30 days of fasting and weeks in there Black Forest. After a long night of celebrating and conversation with friends, Maurice tells his horrified companions that he knows exactly what he needs to do to test his own faith and inspire the world. He will climb Mount Everest, alone.
Maurice climbs out of the darkness to find his reason to live, and or die trying. Maurice Wilson struggled to find his place in the world. He emigrated from England to New York, San Francisco, New Zealand and then back to London. In London, He met Leonard and Enid Evans a vivacious couple that befriended Maurice. Their relationship remains mysterious, but it’s thought it may have been a bit more than platonic. With the onset of serious health issues, Maurice consulted a man with a “miracle cure.” The cure worked, and it set in motion Maurice’s plans that would change his life and his hope to change the lives of people around the world.
Maurice Wilson was from Yorkshire, England. He was a decorated but damaged WWI veteran. In 1933 he became obsessed with Mount Everest and becoming the first man to stand upon its’ summit. His plan seemed reasonable. Fly a plane from England to Everest, land somewhere on the mountain and walk or climb to the summit. Maurice’s main obstacles were that he had no climbing experience and have never piloted a plane before. Why let details interfere with destiny?