Letters from Everest

Lowe, George (2013) Letters from Everest. Silverbear, London. ISBN 978-0955525537

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Description from Publisher: Sixty years after the first ascent of Mount Everest, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The conquest of Everest in the summer of 1953 was one of the twentieth-century's greatest triumphs of exploration. George Lowe's exploits on the mountain would become legendary. He was one of the lead climbers, forging the route up Everest's Lhotse Face without oxygen, and later cutting steps for his partners up the summit ridge. In this touching book, a trove of unpublished letters from the Lowe collection are brought together for the first time, to describe the day-by-day moments of this historic expedition as never before. In clear and elegant prose, this is a unique testimony of a superlative human achievement.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Edited for George Lowe, in trade and special collector’s editions, with personal reflections by Peter Hillary and Jan Morris. ‘Book of the Month’ in Geographical. - Letters from Everest (Auckland: HarperCollins). - Briefe vom Everest (München: Herbig).
ISBN: 978-0955525537
Subjects: Geography & Environment
History
Geography & Environment > International
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Geography & Environment > UK
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Marine & Natural History
Depositing User: Huw Lewis-Jones
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 16:25
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2019 18:05
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3508

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