It is commonly-accepted knowledge that there was a Rolex on the summit of Everest in 1953. In reality, it was the swansong of a now-defunct English brand called Smiths.
The Outdoor Journal interviews Andy Rollings, a Smiths enthusiast who keeps 60-year-old wristwatches ticking away.
The most prominent feature of Mt. Everest, named after Sir Edmund Hillary, has allegedly been destroyed.