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Everest Slideshow
The book: Everest, Summit of Achievement

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The History of Everest  
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Tibetan people  
Religion in Tibet and Nepal  
Nepal in the 1950s  
Sherpas  
Tenzing and Hillary  
Mount Everest Expedition 1953  
Biographies  
Everest Slideshow  
The book: Everest, Summit of Achievement  
 
 
To mark the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953, the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) in conjunction with the British Council in Nepal has created an exhibition called Imaging Everest from its collection of approximately 20,000 photographs taken on the nine Mount Everest Expeditions between 1921 and 1953. These expeditions were jointly organized by the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club.
The exhibition shows the importance of the landscape and people of the Himalayan region and tells the story of those involved in the first attempts to climb Everest. This is the first time that the Society is aware of a collection of Everest images from the Everest Archive being shown in Nepal. Sir Edmund Hillary will officially open the exhibition Imaging Everest on May 28, 2003 at the British Council headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal. The exhibition runs from May to July 2003 and will then be on display at the International Mountaineering Museum in Nepal.
This website provides an online version of the Imaging Everest exhibition and enables people all over the world to share this remarkable collection of photographs. The project is part of the Society's work to make its heritage resources increasingly accessible for a wide range of users. We hope you enjoy it.
 
Credits:
rolex The Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) would like to thank Rolex and the Stanley Foundation for its generous support of the Everest Archive Project 2001–03. This support has allowed photographs taken on nine British Mount Everest Expeditions, of which a selection are featured in this website, to be cataloged and electronically databased.
Many thanks to Joanna Wright, Curator of Photography at the RGS-IBG.
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