"THE EXPEDITION, AFTER ALL THE TRIALS AND WORK AND HOPE, WAS NOW A SUCCESS"
LOWE, George (LEWIS-JONES, Huw, editor). Letters from Everest. London, 2013.
Signed limited first edition of this collection of letters written by renowned mountaineer and explorer George Lowe while ascending Everest in 1953 with Edmund Hillary as a crucial member of John Hunt's successful expedition. This is number 43 of only 60 copies produced and signed by the editor Huw Lewis-Jones, by Jan Morris, who wrote the foreword, and by Peter Hillary, who wrote the afterword. With a photographic portrait of Lowe made by Edmund Hillary at Base Camp in 1953, and a cutting of the fabric of the sleeping bag he used during the 1953 expedition. $700.