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Mar 17, 2015

Various Postcards of Mount Everest - 1920's

Mount Everest
 Eastern Spurs of Mount Everest. The Expedition of 1921 found that there is no hope of ascending Mount Everest by its eastern spurs, which descend by steep ice cliffs into the deep Kama Valley beyond the nearer peak.

Mount Everest
 The Highest Photograph Ever Takne. The first climb in 1922 without Oxygen reached close to 27,000 feet and from this point Mr. T.H Somervell took the photograph showing the summit of the North Peak, 24,550 feet, well below on the right, and Gyachung Kang,25,990 feet, well below the horizon towards the left.

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Mount Everest from the Rongbuk Glacier - The main Rongbuk Clacier leads to the inaccessible northwestern face of the mountain. The route to the summit is by the East Rongbuk Glacier beyond the hills to the left of the picture. The highest point yet reached on the mountain is exactly behind the summit of the North Peak which lies in front of Mount Everest.

Mount Everest
The first view of Mount Everest - As the expedition crosses the quicksands at the junction of the Yarn and the Bhong Chu, Mount Everest comes into sight about seventy miles away. The Expedition has still ten days' march before reaching the Base Camp in the Rongbuk Valley

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