In 1952 Alfred Gregory was with Shipton’s Cho Oyu expedition, and in 1953 he went to 27,900 feet (8500 m) in support of Hillary and Tenzing. On that expedition he was also in charge of stills photography.
"Greg" was educated at Blackpool Grammar School. During World War II he served in North Africa and Italy as an officer in the Black Watch regiment. Before the war he had climbed extensively in the English Lake District, Scotland, and the Alps. Later in the 1950s he led several expeditions—to the Rolwaling range, west of Solu Khumbu, where 19 peaks were climbed and a plane-table survey made, to Ama Dablam, to Disteghil Sar in the Karakoram, and to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. He has travelled to most countries as a professional photographer and now lives near Melbourne, Australia.