The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
Title: The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
Author: George Lowe,Huw Lewis-Jones
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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first ascent to the top of Mount Everest, a selection of photos from the climber’s personal collection display the gorgeous landscapes and difficulties faced by the expedition team before finally reaching the summit.
Celebrating the first ascent of Mount Everest in May 1953 with exclusive access to the remarkable imagery and private archives of legendary climber and photographer George Lowe, who accompanied Hillary and Norgay on that first triumphant expedition
The extraordinary journey is retold from Lowe’s point of view, capturing the drama of the expedition and the personal stories of those involved. In addition, earlier attempts at climbing the world’s highest mountain and key later ascents are described. The book also includes contributions from an impressive team of mountaineers and explorers, including Reinhold Messner, Sir Chris Bonington, the late Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary, Doug Scott, Stephen Venables, Norbu Tenzing Norgay, Tom Hornbein, Kenton Cool, and Jan Morris.
Not only the anniversary of the first successful ascent, 2013 also marks fifty years since the first American ascent and the epic first ascent of the West Ridge.
167 illustrations in color and black and white