The conquest of Everest
Stunning pictures from a recently-published book of images from the 1953 British Everest expedition, taken from the private archives of climber and photographer George Lowe
A recently-published book of images from the 1953 British Everest expedition, co-written by George Lowe, the oldest surviving member of the team until his death earlier this year, marks the 60th anniversary of the team’s extraordinary journey to the summit of the highest mountain on Earth.
The Conquest of Everest, by George Lowe and Huw Lewis-Jones, includes a wealth of unpublished photographs – landscapes, candid portraits and action shots – from the private archives of George Lowe, as well as personal reflections from Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Chris Bonington, Reinhold Messner, and others.
The Conquest of Everest is published in hardback by Thames & Hudson, £24.95, and is available to buy from all good bookstores and online
(Images © The George Lowe Collection)