EVEREST 1921 to 1953 – the nine AC expeditions leading to the summit
Photographs, archives, books, and equipment from the Alpine Club’s collections will be on show to tell the story of the nine expeditions organised by the AC in conjunction with the RGS, to reconnoitre the mountain, map the area, test oxygen methods, and find a climbing route to the summit of Everest.
This is a special opportunity for Members to learn about the history of Everest, of the climbers who never returned (did they get to the summit?), and of the build-up to the brilliant mountaineering that achieved the first ascent in 1953, now 60 years ago.
Exhibition: at 55, Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3QF
North face of Everest by T Howard Somervell
Lecture Tuesday 8th October: Leslie Ayres (see above)
Previous Exhibitions As originally published; these are not reports on the exhibitions.
55/56 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3QF