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Author: George Lowe
Publisher: London : Cassell, 1959.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... When George Lowe broke his arm as a boy and it failed to mend and allow the muscles to develop, his doctors came to the conclusion that he would always be " a bit of a cripple" and "physically not much use." Only one person disagreed with this verdict - George Lowe. Becoming an accomplished mountaineer, by 1951 the "bit of a cripple" was leading the assault of the British Everest Expedition on the notorious  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lowe, George, 1924-
Because it is there.
London, Cassell [1959]
(OCoLC)574765016
Named Person: George Lowe; George Lowe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lowe
OCLC Number: 11102556
Notes: Mountaineering reminiscences including the first ascent of Everest. Cf. Bagnall.
New Zealand author,
Description: 215 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The map on the wall --
2. Any two can jkoin us --
3. Easy day for a lady --
4. Lecturer's spring --
5. No obituary --
6. The birds and the beasts --
7. At sixties and seventies --
8. The emperor's world --
9. Toehold at Shackleton --
10. Three leaders [Hunt, Hillary, Fuchs] --
11. Luxury cruise --
12. Cold snap --
13. A house in the country --
14. A home by the sea --
15. Twelve miles a day --
16. Pole cats --
17. Hurry! hurry! Hurry! --
Of interest to photographers.
Responsibility: by George Lowe.

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" ... When George Lowe broke his arm as a boy and it failed to mend and allow the muscles to develop, his doctors came to the conclusion that he would always be " a bit of a cripple" and "physically not much use." Only one person disagreed with this verdict - George Lowe. Becoming an accomplished mountaineer, by 1951 the "bit of a cripple" was leading the assault of the British Everest Expedition on the notorious Lhotse Face, paving a way to the summit of the world for Hillary and Tenzing [Norgay]. His work as a substitute cameraman on Everest led Fuchs to select him as the photographer of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and the boy condemned to be "physically not much use" played a full part in the ninety-eight day crossing of an unknown continent, filming, photographing and recording one of the greatest epics of the century. Not the least import part of his book is his analysis of the reactions of men under the strain of prolonged isolation and bitter circumstances - particularly three of the men he admires most, though far from uncritically, in the world today: Sir John Hunt, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Vivian Fuchs. ..."--Jacket.

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