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

Lewis-Jones, Huw ORCID logoORCID: and Lowe, George (2013) The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent. Thames & Hudson, London. ISBN 978-0500544235

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Description from Publisher: 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.

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Additional Information: Amazon #1 Bestseller in both Photography and Mountaineering charts. Co-written with George Lowe, using rare materials from private collections, with contributions from Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, and Jan Morris, among others. Selected international editions: - The Conquest of Everest (Seoul: Korea). - Die Eroberung des Mount Everest (München: Knesebeck). - Everest, la Conquête (Paris: Gallimard Loisirs). - La Conquista del Everest (Barcelona: Art Blume). - Everest: La Storia e le Immagini (Milan: Mondadori). - De Verovering van de Everest (Amsterdam: Lido / Bezige Bij). - The Conquest of Everest (New York: Thames & Hudson).
ISBN: 978-0500544235
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Geography & Environment
Geography & Environment > International
History > International
Arts > Photography > Marine & Natural Photography
Arts > Photography
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Marine & Natural History
Depositing User: Huw Lewis-Jones
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 13:24
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 16:11


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