How To Recover 1927 Kodak Film From Irvine’s Resting Place on Everest

Should you find yourself needing to recover exposed film from a 1924 Kodak camera in indeterminate condition due to its having lain next to a dead body in the snowblasted extremis of the 8000m alpine for a century, this gentlemen has prepared some notes on the subject:

A127 Film: Care & Developing Suggestions (via SciAm)

“5. Recognize that once you have the camera, try to calm down. As long as you can keep it cold, speed is no longer of the essence. It is much more important to follow the procedure correctly and slowly than to screw-up quickly. If you have to wait a few days to make an unobtrusive exit from Base Camp, do so.”

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