...a poignant, funny, beautifully written glimpse into that fabled  expedition. --The Financial Times
Book of the Month: George Lowe provides a fascinating first-hand insight into one of the triumph s of human exploration ... If you picked up this book 20 times you would still get a kick out of the reading. Splendid. Wonderful stuff.' --Geographical Magazine, June 2013
'A satisfying, beautifully-presented collection. These missives have a breathless immediacy to them that really pulls the reader into the here-and-now of the expedition. - The Scotsman 'A most handsome, welcome edition.' - The Times 'Superbly produced, inspiring.' - Country Life --The Scotsman, The Times & Country Life
About the Author
GEORGE LOWE was a New Zealand-born explorer, mountaineer, photographer and filmmaker. He was a leading high-altitude climber on the 1953 British Everest Expedition, on which his best friend Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men to summit the world's highest peak. As well as taking photographs throughout this journey, Lowe directed the Oscar-nominated documentary The Conquest of Everest. He was official photographer of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which, between 1955 and 1958, not only traversed Antarctica but also became the first to reach the South Pole overland since Captain Scott in 1912. In later years Lowe was the founder and first Chairman of the Himalayan Trust in Britain. He died on 20 March 2013.