Everest: 60th anniversary of reaching the summit
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first known successful ascent of Everest, when on 29 May 1953 at 11.30am Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached its summit.
To celebrate the occasion the Society has a number of talks and exhibitions taking place throughout the month of May 2013, and into the summer. In addition to these events we also have a number of educational and research resources available. The resources and events have been brought together with a selection of the Society’s work, to highlight some of the related support we offer, in the form of a single reference web page - Everest's 60th anniversary.
Also, BBC News have published an audio slideshow, featuring images taken from the Society's Collections.
Please would all Fellows, members and other visitors to the Society on Wednesday 29 May 2013 note that the premises will be closing promptly at 4.00pm to allow for preparations for the 60th anniversary event that evening, so please would visitors vacate the premises by that time, thank you.