The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years agoIn 1951, after three decades of failed attempts to conquer Everest, an ...
Thus, in 1953, the way was clear for the British to have another crack atEverest. A team was assembled under the leadershi...
Profiting from the Swiss experience the previous year, Hunt’s men worked theirway up the Khumbu glacier, through its fears...
This Indian air forcephotograph of the south-west face of Everest showsthe route of the successfulascent with the Khumbugl...
Before setting out on theexpedition TenzingNorgay sought theblessing of his mother,Kinzom, at Thyangbochemonastery. She wa...
Members of the expedition check and sort through their stores and equipment at the town of Bhadgaon. Around 13 tons of bag...
Climbing Everest. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer, Alfred Gregory, showing the successful assaul...
Any water that wasnt frozen was warm enough to bathe in. At least, that seems to have been the view of Edmund Hillary, see...
Sherpas strap on their boots. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing the success...
Clouds rush over a peak in the Himalayas. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing...
New Zealander George Lowewatches Tenzing Norgay test-fitcrampons to his new climbingboots at the expeditions campalongside...
Sir Edmund Hillary sits at base camp, preparing for his successful attempt to be the first to reach the summit of Mount Ev...
The expeditions base camp on the Khumbu glacier, with the peak of Lingtren rearing up behind. Snowfall covered everything ...
A climbers camp on Mt Everest. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing the succes...
A camp in the Himalayas. A camp on Mt Everest. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory sh...
Taking a break in the Himalayas
Sherpas, dwarfed by the landscape of broken ice and snow, carry heavy loads along a tortuous route through the Khumbu icef...
Sherpas are led across the western Cwm, which was riven with deep crevasses. They appear to be on firm snow but the proble...
Sherpas ferrying supplies across a log bridge over a crevasse in the western Cwm. The crampons on their boots make the pro...
Advance base, camp IV, at the foot of the Lhotse face at 6,500m. From here, loads had to be carried up the steep and hazar...
A sherpa climbs a ladder. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing the successful ...
Crossing a Himilayan crevasse. Climbers cross a crevasse in the Himalayas. Image from the collection of mountaineer and ph...
Dwarfed by ice. Climbers are dwarfed by ice on Mt Everest.
Walking in a straight line. Climbers walk beside a crevasse on Mt Everest.
Sherpas enjoying a well-earned break at camp IV. Snow goggles were essential to combat the glare from the surrounding land...
Climbers head up Mt Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay during their ascent of Mt Everest.
Hillary and Tenzing during ascent. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on the ascent of Mt Everest.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay approach laden with extra equipment to establish their final camp, at almost 8,534m. The...
Hillarys view to the west from the summit, with Pumori in the foreground. Cho Oyu (centre) and the West Rongbuk glacier (b...
Expedition members on their way back to camp IV after the triumph of 29 May, 1953. Left to right, Charles Evans, Edmund Hi...
Members of the successful expedition. John Hunt can be seen in the front standing row (third left). To his left is Tenzing...
Sir Edmund Hillary (R) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay smile after their legendary ascent of Mount Everest (summit to the right ...
Everest todayTraffic Jam in the Death Zone“Today, Everest is too much of a business and there are too many heroes.”Simone ...
Climbers and adventurers around the world are drawn to Mt. Everest, the worlds highest peak. But many of them dont have th...
With no roads leading to Everest it takes days for porters to ferry goods to expeditions at base camp.
Every climbing season, trains ofgear and supplies are carried toEverest. In 2012, climbingexpeditions brought $11.6m inrev...
Everest’s base camp is today a sprawling “nylon city”. Set up on top of a glacier, it has grown immensely in size to accom...
A string of climbers leading from the South Summit up the Hillary Step and on to the summit. Often, climbers have to wait ...
Traffic jams have become a common problem on Everest. Causing hours of delays, they are blamed for the deaths of many clim...
endcast The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years agoimages credit www.Music Vangelis - Titanscreated o.e.thanks for...
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953
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  • ¡¡Gracias!! gracias por recordar a esos primeros hombres con una valentia extraordinaria que con su precaria preparacion y equipos, conseguian retos imposibles, cosa que ahora es patetico ver esas romerias y con esas tecnologias subiendo al Everest, sin importar nada ni nadie, solo hacer llegar la marca publicitaria a la cima del mundo.
    ¿que como se hace esas pupas en los dedos? tomando birras ajjajaja, pq supongo que estaras de coña jajaja. Yo creo que lo que hace falta es unos cuantos años menos jajaja. Un abrazo

    .me parece ver Betadine..y eso ayuda ?, no se puede poner algún cojín?..que seguro hacen falta botas nuevas !) La Catedral muy guapa y vosotros también... y valientes ! Un abrazo.
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  • @1456789 ,muchas gracias, querida Pilar por tu comentario.Ya está, el gusanillo: la vida de los sherpas..buscaré fotos. Un abrazo y un bonito finde.


    @sardanas , muchas gracias. He leído sobre la manera más fácil de conseguir la cima de Everest: te sube un helicóptero a los más de siete mil, te montan una buena tienda y te vas aclimatizando; y te aupas a la espalda de los sherpas contratados; un metro ante la cima te bajas, clavas allí arriba del todo tu banderita, te haces la foto y vuelves otra vez adornando el espinazo de los sherpas. Ellos con su familia tienen para comer durante unos días y tu presumes de la gloria, de la fama, reputación, honor, renombre, celebridad, popularidad, prestigio, éxito, inmortalidad, triunfo y victoria delante los imbéciles de tu especie.Y si todo esto te lo paga alguien de la trama Gürtel..mejor. Un abrazo, buen finde.
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  • @文堯 王 , gracias, Eddy. Hugs.
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  • @johndemi2 , mucha gracias, John por su comentario. Un abrazo muy, muy grande.
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  • @Carlos .No, querido Carlos, tampoco sé que empuja a estas personas a subir a los más de ocho mil metros. El 27.05.2013 el alpinista español Juanjo Garra murió en el descenso del Dhaulagiri (Himalaya) tras fracturarse el tobillo. Y aquí quiero hacer homenaje a los sherpas: durante cuatro días el sherpa Kheshap no se movió de su lado y el rescate de los dos, bajo una terribles condiciones climatológicas, realizaron dos sherpas anónimos. Los arrastraron unos cincuenta metros, Juanjo estaba agonizando y Kheshap ya presentaba edema cerebral. Un heroismo excepcional de los tres. Muchas gracias por tu maravilloso comentario. Un abrazo.
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60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 29 may 1953

  1. The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years agoIn 1951, after three decades of failed attempts to conquer Everest, an expeditionled by Eric Shipton was sent to the region to seek a potential route to thesummit. Among its members was an experienced climber from New Zealandcalled Edmund Hillary. This was followed by a training expedition to the area,while awaiting the outcome of two Swiss attempts to reach the summit in 1952,both of which failed. Accompanying the Swiss climbers was a Sherpa by thename of Tenzing Norgay.
  2. Thus, in 1953, the way was clear for the British to have another crack atEverest. A team was assembled under the leadership of John Hunt. Hillary wasamong the climbing party, as was Tenzing Norgay. Prior to making theirassault, the expedition scaled a number of mountains in the area. Chukhungpeak was one of them, and Norgay is seen standing on the summit at 5,913m.
  3. Profiting from the Swiss experience the previous year, Hunt’s men worked theirway up the Khumbu glacier, through its fearsome icefall and across the westernCwm to the foot of the Lhotse face. They scaled the face, traversed the steepice slope above and finally reached the wind-blasted South Col. From a camphere, two attempts were made on the summit. The second, by Hillary andTenzing, put them on top of the world at 11.30am on 29 May, 1953. MightyEverest had been tamed at last.
  4. This Indian air forcephotograph of the south-west face of Everest showsthe route of the successfulascent with the Khumbuglacier in the foreground.
  5. Before setting out on theexpedition TenzingNorgay sought theblessing of his mother,Kinzom, at Thyangbochemonastery. She wanted tobe sure he was fit andwell enough to go; havingsatisfied herself, shereturned to her home.
  6. Members of the expedition check and sort through their stores and equipment at the town of Bhadgaon. Around 13 tons of baggage accompaniedthe expedition. Hundreds of porters were needed to transport it all to base camp.
  7. Climbing Everest. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer, Alfred Gregory, showing the successful assault on Mt Everestby Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
  8. Any water that wasnt frozen was warm enough to bathe in. At least, that seems to have been the view of Edmund Hillary, seen here enjoyinga bracing dip in a mountain stream.
  9. Sherpas strap on their boots. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing the successful assault onMt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
  10. Clouds rush over a peak in the Himalayas. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing thesuccessful assault on Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
  11. New Zealander George Lowewatches Tenzing Norgay test-fitcrampons to his new climbingboots at the expeditions campalongside the monastery atThyangboche, where they stayedfor three weeks to acclimatise.
  12. Sir Edmund Hillary sits at base camp, preparing for his successful attempt to be the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Nepal, May1953.
  13. The expeditions base camp on the Khumbu glacier, with the peak of Lingtren rearing up behind. Snowfall covered everything in a white mantle.
  14. A climbers camp on Mt Everest. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing the successfulassault on Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
  15. A camp in the Himalayas. A camp on Mt Everest. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing thesuccessful assault on Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
  16. Taking a break in the Himalayas
  17. Sherpas, dwarfed by the landscape of broken ice and snow, carry heavy loads along a tortuous route through the Khumbu icefall on their way tocamp II.
  18. Sherpas are led across the western Cwm, which was riven with deep crevasses. They appear to be on firm snow but the problem with the terrainwas always that appearances could be deceptive.
  19. Sherpas ferrying supplies across a log bridge over a crevasse in the western Cwm. The crampons on their boots make the procedure doublyhazardous. The expedition had only two aluminium ladders and a few tree trunks to bridge crevasses.
  20. Advance base, camp IV, at the foot of the Lhotse face at 6,500m. From here, loads had to be carried up the steep and hazardous face, and thenacross it to reach the windswept South Col of Everest.
  21. A sherpa climbs a ladder. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographer Alfred Gregory showing the successful assault on MtEverest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
  22. Crossing a Himilayan crevasse. Climbers cross a crevasse in the Himalayas. Image from the collection of mountaineer and photographerAlfred Gregory showing the successful assault on Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
  23. Dwarfed by ice. Climbers are dwarfed by ice on Mt Everest.
  24. Walking in a straight line. Climbers walk beside a crevasse on Mt Everest.
  25. Sherpas enjoying a well-earned break at camp IV. Snow goggles were essential to combat the glare from the surrounding landscape.
  26. Climbers head up Mt Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay during their ascent of Mt Everest.
  27. Hillary and Tenzing during ascent. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on the ascent of Mt Everest.
  28. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay approach laden with extra equipment to establish their final camp, at almost 8,534m. The photograph wastaken by Alf Gregory, a member of their support team. From this point on they would be on their own.
  29. Hillarys view to the west from the summit, with Pumori in the foreground. Cho Oyu (centre) and the West Rongbuk glacier (bottom right) canalso be seen.
  30. Expedition members on their way back to camp IV after the triumph of 29 May, 1953. Left to right, Charles Evans, Edmund Hillary, TenzingNorgay, Tom Bourdillon and George Band.
  31. Members of the successful expedition. John Hunt can be seen in the front standing row (third left). To his left is Tenzing Norgay andimmediately behind him Edmund Hillary.
  32. Sir Edmund Hillary (R) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay smile after their legendary ascent of Mount Everest (summit to the right of Hillary’shead) at camp in Thyangboche, Nepal during the first interview with both men after their quest with Reuters special correspondent PeterJackson in this file photo taken June 6, 1953.
  33. Everest todayTraffic Jam in the Death Zone“Today, Everest is too much of a business and there are too many heroes.”Simone Moro
  34. Climbers and adventurers around the world are drawn to Mt. Everest, the worlds highest peak. But many of them dont have the experiencenecessary to be there -- and the increased volume of climbers result in traffic jams high up on its slopes.
  35. With no roads leading to Everest it takes days for porters to ferry goods to expeditions at base camp.
  36. Every climbing season, trains ofgear and supplies are carried toEverest. In 2012, climbingexpeditions brought $11.6m inrevenue for Nepal.
  37. Everest’s base camp is today a sprawling “nylon city”. Set up on top of a glacier, it has grown immensely in size to accommodate anincreasing numbers of climbers.
  38. A string of climbers leading from the South Summit up the Hillary Step and on to the summit. Often, climbers have to wait for up to two hours atthe base of the Hillary Step (the steep rocky part in the picture) for climbers above to move out of the way.
  39. Traffic jams have become a common problem on Everest. Causing hours of delays, they are blamed for the deaths of many climbers
  40. endcast The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years agoimages credit www.Music Vangelis - Titanscreated o.e.thanks for watching

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