Date: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Fireplace Lounge
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
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 The book features a treasure trove of previously unpublished photographs and rare materials from the historic expedition.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unpublished photographic imagery and private archives from the Lowe
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.
Book sales by Armchair Books.
Event sponsored by the Friends of the Whistler Public LIbrary.