Ed Caesar will discuss with Trevor Dolby the untold story of Britain’s most mysterious mountaineering legend and his heroic attempt to climb Everest in the 1930s. A little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson decided to fly a Gipsy Moth aeroplane from England to Everest, crash land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit – all utterly alone. Wilson didn’t know how to climb. He barely knew how to fly. But he had pluck, daring and a vision – he wanted to be the first man to stand on top of the world.