Friday, May 31, 2013

Stunning Analogue Photos of Mount Everest

Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, was named after Sir George Everest, who was the surveyor-general of India and the first to produce detailed maps of the Indian subcontinent including the Himalayas. Exactly sixty years ago, in 1953, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary were the first to reach the summit of the "Holy Mother", as the Tibetans call the eight-thousander.

After an exhausting climb up the southern face, Norgay and Hillary reached the Everest’s top at 11:30 local time. It is reported that they stayed for only 15 minutes because they were low on oxygen, but used the time to take several photos and give a Buddhist offering to the gods, before beginning their slow descent to join their team leader Colonel John Hunt further down the mountain.

Here, a collection of stunning analogue photos of Mount Everest to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent.

Makalu as seen from Everest North Ridge by MisterMalbec

Rise above by i eaт sтars

Khumbu Valley Night Fog by Michael Bollino

mount everest by Sanjay Grg from Namche by through the lens of gurung, sanjay...

Pony cart to Everest Base Camp by claustral

Everest by matiedo99

Mt. Everest from Kala Pattar by Silver Creek Garden

Mount Everest & Lhotse as viewed from Tengboche Monastery, Nepal by David May

nepal, khumbu: traumpanorama: mt. everest, lotse und kloste tengboche by smartvital

Everest and Everest West Shoulder viewed from Kala Patar by ColetteSimonds

Everest by majortom16

The Everest by PongsawatD

(via Flickr Blog)

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