The 1953 technology used to climb Everest

High altitude boots, rubber walkie talkies and experimental oxygen tanks helped Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquer the world's highest mountain 60 years ago. The 1953 Everest expedition used the latest technology available at the time.

The Royal Geographical Society, which helped organise the trip, is celebrating with two exhibitions. Everest 1953 showcases some of the awe-inspiring photographs taken during the ascent - while Innovation Everest examines the cutting edge products that were taken to the Himalayas.

Take a look with head of collections at the RGS - Alasdair MacLeod.

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Innovation Everest is on until 14 June 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London.

Everest 1953 runs from 23 May to 9 June 2013 at London's Oxo Gallery, and accompanies the official RGS anniversary book Everest.

All images courtesy Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) - and subject to copyright.

Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 8 May 2013.


Royal Geographical Society - with IBG

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