Fun Fact Friday! Fact #7

Posted by Samantha Soltesz on August 12, 2011.

Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand was the first man to conquer Mount Everest with oxygen in 1953, while wearing his Rolex OysterQuartz wristwatch. In 1978 Reinhold Messner & Peter Habeler were the first to conquer Mount Everest without oxygen while also wearing Rolex OysterQuartz wristwatches. Leader of historic British expedition, Lord Hunt quoted “We have indeed come to look upon Rolex Oysters as an essential part of our high-climbing equipment.”

                                                                

                                                    (Picture of Reinhold Messner & Peter Habeler wearing Rolex Oyster watches)

Samantha Soltesz

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