The Conquest of Everest : Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
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.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 229 x 279 x 28mm | 1,460g
- 15 May 2013
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 163 illustrations, 62 in colour
All the drama and excitement is captured. All the drama and excitement is captured. " These images were shot by the photographer who climbed with Hillary and Norgay on their famous ascent. Documents the journey through rare and previously unpublished photographs. These photographs [give] a candid look back on this historic expedition, which . . . remains an incredible feat into the thin air. Huw Lewis-Jones brings together the remarkable imagery and rare materials from the private archives of legendary climber and photographer George Lowe. Essential for all Everest collections as one of the expedition's last primary sources and a deserved testament to Lowe's contributions. This handsomely published work provides a visual account of one of the most significant accomplishments in the history of mountaineering. . . . Though Lowe is seldom credited for the significant role he played as a climber and talented photographer on the expedition, his photographs--both black-and-white and color--provide the dramatic illustrations of the ascent. . . . Recommended.