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)