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The Conquest of Everest By George Lowe

The Conquest of Everest by George Lowe

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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.

The Conquest of Everest Summary

The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent by George Lowe

29 May 2013 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. The allure of Everest remains undimmed, and the publication of this unique 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. Not only the anniversary of the first ascent, 2013 sees other significant Everest anniversaries: 50 years since the first American ascent; 35 years since the first ascent without supplementary oxygen; and 25 years since the first ascent by a route up the South Buttress on the eastern Kangshung Face. An outstanding team of mountaineers and distinguished contributors associated with Everest provide their reflections and tributes, helping to create a remarkable visual and personal testimony to this historic event and to a mountain like no other.

The Conquest of Everest Reviews

'It's what's behind the myths that George Lowe's camera captures so completely, and which makes this book such a great celebration of these ambitious mountaineers and their achievement.' - Traveller
'The photographs are stunning and, in many cases, moving' - Financial Times
'This book is an incredible homage to some of the bravest of men and gives a hugely emotional and historical insight into their different journeys and the friendships that formed throughout. The photography is a true step into their world and humbles you to behold it' - Photography Monthly

About George Lowe

George Lowe is a New Zealand-born mountaineer, explorer, film director and educator. Huw Lewis-Jones is former curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute and National Maritime Museum. Among his other books are Arctic, Ocean Portraits, In Search of the South Pole, The Conquest of Everest, which won the History Award at the 2013 Banff Mountain Festival and Mountain Heroes.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Sir Edmund Hillary * Introduction: Sir Chris Bonington * 1: Because It Is There * 2: Cameraman on Everest * 3: Beyond the Summit * 4: Reflections by Reinhold Messner, Norbu Tenzing Norgay, Kenton Cool, Peter Hillary, Colin Monteath, Tom Hornbein, Stephen Venables, Doug Scott * Afterword: Jan Morris; Chart of the Ascent of Everest; Suggestions to Photographers

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GOR007353360
9780500544235
0500544239
The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent by George Lowe
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2013-05-07
240
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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