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The Conquest of Everest

Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent

By George Lowe, Huw Lewis-Jones

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On 29 May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stood on the summit of Mount Everest. Sixty years after that first ascent, the publication of this anniversary book celebrates the most majestic mountains, with exclusive access to the outstanding imagery and private archives of George Lowe, a key climber and photographer on that triumphant expedition. The Conquest of Everest features a trove of original photographs - many hitherto unpublished - and other rare materials from the Lowe collection. Stunning landscapes, candid portraits and action shots illustrate the decisive moments of this historic expedition as never seen before, bringing a unique and personal perspective and a fresh sense of immediacy to this renowned event. The extraordinary journey is retold from Lowe's point of view, including his first meeting with Hillary and thier earlier adventures together, as well as the challenges of the ascent itself, both the climbing and the photography, and the effect it had on all their lives. The result is a remarkable visual and intimate testimony that chronicles the story from inside and captures the drama of the expedition and the personalities of those involved.

Product code: 9780500544235

ISBN 9780500544235
No. Of Pages 240
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H270xW220
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
On Sale Date 01/04/2013
29 May 2013 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. This book celebrates this most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the photographic imagery and private archives of celebrated climber and photographer George Lowe, the last surviving member of that triumphant expedition.