Letters From Everest - A First-Hand Account from the Epic First Ascent

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Letters from Everest - A first-Hand Account from the Epic First Ascent - by George Lowe, is a collection of letters he wrote during the British Everest Expedition, 1953, which opens the doors to personal views and accounts of the historic climb.

Often referred to as the ‘unsung hero’ of the mission, George Lowe, dear friend and climbing partner of Ed Hillary, was vital to the success of the expedition. He was one of the lead climbers opening the route up Everest’s Lhotse Face and, together with Alf Gregory and Sherpa Ang Nima, cut steps for their partners up the summit ridge.

With this book historian Huw Lewis-Jones, editor of the collection, pays a special tribute to his hero. These unseen letters from George Lowe to his family and friends offer a complete narrative of his days on Everest. The comments and reflections on daily actions and everyday realities, like oxygen or food rations as well as hourly achievements that led the team to the summit, make this a warm and moving account of the ascent. The personal and vivid writing places the reader in the middle of the unfolding events, next to the remarkable characters of the team, and in the mind of a man with a great passion, for whom ‘Everest ….was simply about being there. The deep desire that I had to go and try – making the most of the opportunity to be part of something significant and to give my very best. I could do nothing more.’

Letters from Everest includes some black and white photographs, a foreword by Jan Morris and an afterword by Peter Hillary; it is a precious book on its own and the perfect supplement to The Conquest of Everest by George Lowe and Huw Lewis-Jones.

ISBN/EAN: 9780955525537
Author: George Lowe
Publication Date: 02/05/2013
Size: 13x18.5cm
Product Type: Hardback
Number of Pages: 176
Publisher: Polarworld

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