By George Lowe
The conquest of Everest in the summertime of 1953 used to be one of many twentieth-century's maximum triumphs of exploration. George Lowe used to be one of many lead climbers, forging the course up Everest's Lhotse Face with no oxygen. This booklet positive aspects letters from the Lowe assortment that describe the daily moments of this historical expedition.
Sixty years after the 1st ascent of Mount Everest, this distinct e-book of letters celebrates, in a truly own approach, this so much majestic of mountains. With particular entry to the personal files of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, it is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The conquest of Everest in the summertime of 1953 used to be one of many twentieth-century's maximum triumphs of exploration. George Lowe's exploits at the mountain may develop into mythical. He used to be one of many lead climbers, forging the path up Everest's Lhotse Face with no oxygen, and later slicing steps for his companions up the summit ridge. during this touching e-book, a trove of unpublished letters from the Lowe assortment are introduced jointly for the 1st time, to explain the daily moments of this ancient excursion as by no means sooner than. In transparent and stylish prose, it is a certain testimony of a superlative human achievement.
George Lowe used to be a brand new Zealand-born explorer, mountaineer, photographer and filmmaker. He used to be a number one high-altitude climber at the 1953 British Everest excursion, on which his ally Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay turned the 1st males to summit the world's maximum height. in addition to taking photos all through this trip, Lowe directed the Oscar-nominated documentary The Conquest of Everest. He was once reputable photographer of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic excursion, which, among 1955 and 1958, not just traversed Antarctica but additionally turned the 1st to arrive the South Pole overland considering Captain Scott in 1912. In later years Lowe used to be the founder and primary Chairman of the Himalayan belief in Britain. He died on 20 March 2013.