Saturday, 9 March 2013

Everest

This is the first of what will be a number of posts through this year on the subject of Everest.
It is 60 years this year since Hillary and Tenzing reached the summit.
Earlier this week, I was at Shrewsbury School, and mentioned my interest in the possibility that it was Mallory and Irvine who first reached the summit in the 1920s. It turns out the Irvine was involved with the school, and they have a range of items, including letters, photographs, and even Irvine's ice axe, which was found on the slopes of Everest in 1933.

There are various exhibitions of photographs coming out this year too, including one at the OXO building in London, which I shall try to get to when I am in London and nearby, which will be several times this year I imagine...

Good for Mountain Landscapes, which features in Lessons 9 and 10 of the toolkit book, which is still available to buy of course...

More on Everest over the next few months....

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