The Conquest of Everest



Published To Mark The Sixtieth Anniversary Of The Conquest Of Mount Everest, This Visually Spectacular Book Features A Trove Of Original Photographs And Other Rare Materials From The George Lowe Collection, Many Unpublished, Complemented By Classic Images From The Final Ascent Stunning Landscapes, Candid Portraits, And Action Shots Describe The Day By Day Moments Of The Historic Expedition As Never Before.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.The Conquest of Everest

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • The Conquest of Everest
  • George Lowe
  • English
  • 12 July 2017
  • 0500544239

10 thoughts on “The Conquest of Everest

  1. says:

    I am fascinated by Mount Everest and love everything related to it, so it s not really a surprise that I thought this book was amazing There are so many stunning pictures from the 1953 expedition as well as stories and interesting information.

  2. says:

    As a new Zealander of a certain age, Edmund Hilary was my hero when growing up, and my fascination with Mount Everest hasn t wilted over the years The Conquest of Everest to me then, is a revelation Everest was named in 1865, and has captured the imagination of adventurers and mountaineers to this day Nearly 200 climbers have perished attempting to summit the mountain, among them Mallory and Irving in 1924 They were last seen just 200 or so metres from the top and never seen again, with Mall As a new Zealander of a certain age, Edmund Hilary was my hero when growing up, and my fascination with Mount Everest hasn t wilted over the years The Conquest of Everest to me then, is a revelation Everest was named in 1865, and has captured the imagination of adventurers and mountaineers to this day Nearly 200 climbers have perished attempting to summit the mountain, among them Mallory and Irving in 1924 They were last seen just 200 or so metres from the top and never seen again, with Mallory s body recovered in 1999, but not supplying any answers to the mystery of whether they d managed to attain their goal.The most remarkable aspect of this new book, published last year, to recognise the 60th anniversary of Hilary and Tenzing s successful ascent, is the photography Its almost like climbing alongside the exped...

  3. says:

    Well, of course I loved this It s partly about the original climb 60 years ago, when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest for the first time, as told by team member and Hillary s best friend, George Lowe, and it s also partly about George Lowe himself, as told by numerous other c...

  4. says:

    Great compilation of George Lowe s account the hero of Everest , his stunning photographs, as well as the perspectives of everyone from Sir Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner, Tenzing Norgay s son Norbay, and other mountaineering notables.

  5. says:

    An awesome and beautiful book with most of the text by George Lowe, a NZer on the 1953 successful campaign to climb Everest Lowe is clearly well liked and a good friend of Edmund Hillary Lowe was a photographer and the photos in this book are just beautiful.

  6. says:

    Excellent book, with lots of photos from the original 1953 climb.

  7. says:

    Lots of amazing photographs and stories, but a little thick couldn t finish before it was due back.

  8. says:

    Beautiful photography from the first summit of Everest The different perspectives that are explained in the various chapters of the book also help portray all these men went through.

  9. says:

    Picked it up mainly for the photos, but the text and stories it contains are worth 5 stars on their own So cool to read first hand accounts of what was an incredible expedition.

  10. says:

    Stunning photos by George Lowe and of course Hillary a NZ hero.

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