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


Rodgers and Hammerstein begged us to climb every mountain.
No. That’s left to Reinhold Messner, Sir Chris Bonington, Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary, Doug Scott, Stephen Venables, Norbu Tenzing Norgay, Tom Hornbein, Kenton Cool and Jan Morris.
Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953, the visually spectacular The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent (Thames & Hudson , $39.95) features a trove of original photographs and other rare material from the George Lowe collection, many never-before-published, complemented by classic images from the final ascent. Stunning landscapes, candid portraits, and thrilling action shots capture the day-to-day moments of the historic expedition.
The extraordinary journey is retold from Lowe’s point of view, revealing the drama of the expedition and the personal stories of those involved. In addition, this amazing volume chronicles earlier attempts at climbing the world’s highest mountain as well as key later ascents. The book also features contributions from an impressive team of mountaineers and explorers.
In addition to marking the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 2013 also commemorates 50 years since the first American ascent and the epic first ascent of the West Ridge.


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