Sixty years after the first ascent of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, this anniversary book celebrates with exclusive access to the outstanding imagery and private archives of George Lowe, a key climber and photographer on that expedition
This is a remarkable visual testimony that tells the inside story of the conquering of Everest and captures the drama of the expedition and the personalities of those involved.
The Conquest of Everest features many unpublished photographs – and other rare materials from the Lowe collection – stunning landscapes, candid portraits and action shots of this historic expedition, bringing a fresh immediacy to the event.
An impressive team of experts provide their own reflections and experiences of Everest, and write in tribute to an unsung hero, with contributions from the late
Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Chris Bonington, Kenton Cool, Peter Hillary, Tom Hornbein, Reinhold Messner, Colin Monteath, Jan Morris, Norbu Tenzing Norgay, Doug Scott and Stephen Venables.
The allure of Everest remains undimmed, as many people still strive to reach its summit. For all those who wonder what that must be like, and for mountaineers, climbers, outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers, this book conveys the joy and the challenge of this incomparable mountain.