The Conquest of Everest: An Illustrated Talk with Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones

The Conquest of Everest: An Illustrated Talk with Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones

Date:    Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Time:    7:30 pm
Where:  Fireplace Lounge
Audience:  

The Conquest of Everest: An Illustrated Talk with Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones

Museum curator turned writer Dr Huw Lewis-Jones tells the story of the first successful ascent of Everest, accompanied by clips from George Lowe's Oscar-nominated documentary, The Conquest of Everest, and photos from Lowe's unique photographic archive.

Lowe was the oldest surviving member of the 1953 British expedition until his death in March this year. He collaborated with Lewis-Jones on The Conquest of Everest, a photography book that celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the world's highest mountain. The book features a treasure trove of previously unpublished photographs and rare materials from the historic expedition.

The allure of Everest remains undimmed and the publication of The Conquest of Everest illustrates this most majestic of mountains through exclusive access to previously unpublished photographic imagery and private archives from the Lowe collection.

Lewis-Jones is a former curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute and National Maritime Museum. He now writes and lectures widely about adventure and the visual arts. His works include In Search of the South Pole and Mountain Heroes.

http://www.polarworld.co.uk/about_us.htm

Book sales by Armchair Books.

Event sponsored by the Friends of the Whistler Public LIbrary.