HistoryPoints News

Jun 1, 2012

Today Pen-y-Gwryd, tomorrow Everest

Climbers always want to go higher, so it's not surprising that the first men to reach the summit of Everest ...
signed not the walls but the ceiling at Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel, their base while they trained for the epic 1953 expedition. Today the ceiling still bears their signatures, and those of other visiting mountaineers. The hotel stands in what was a Roman transit camp, and you can read about it by scanning the QR codes in one of the hotel's windows. Or click here