|BC033V||Everest Extreme Endeavours / Coronation signed by Sir Edmund Hillary||£135.00||Buy Now|
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Issue Date: 29/05/2003
Issue Name: Everest Extreme Endeavours/Coronation Signed Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The conquest of Mount Everest was announced to the British public on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. This outstanding cover celebrates the 50th anniversary of both events. It features a single stamp (our choice) from the 2003 50th Anniversary of the Cornation of Queen Elizabeth II along with an Express Newspapers postamrk, and has been doubled with a single Extreme Endeavours stamp along with a London SW1 postmark. It is available signed by the following:
BC033TA:- Signed by Sir Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, George Band, Mike Westmacott and Alfred Gregory
BC033TG:- Signed by Sir Edmund Hillary, George Lowe and George Band
BC033V:- Signed by Sir Edmund Hillary
BC033X:- Signed by Sir Edmund Hillary and George Lowe
Mount Everest sits on the border of Tibet and Nepal in the central Himalayas. It towers more than 29,000 feet into the sky. It is the hightest elevation in the world. The Tibetans call it Chomo-Lungma. Mother Goddess of the Land, but in English it is named for the surveyor Sir George Everest. The extreme altitude at the summit affects a climber's physical and mental capabilities. As the body gets only one third of the oxygen available at sea level. It literally takes your breath away. There have been several attempts to scale Everest, but the first to overcome it's deadly challenges were Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal who reached the summit on May 29th 1953.
The news of the conquest of Everest came in on the Coronation Day n 1953 and Edmund Hillary was knighted by the Queen. Those who push the limits of human endurance in their quest to reach the most inaccessible places on the globe need far more than technical mountain climbing and sledding skills. It is the combination of geology, physiology, physics, meteorology, teamwork, motivation, risk taking, commitment and psychological skills that allows explorers to succeed.
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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Wallace George Lowe, CNZM, OBE (15 January 1924 – 20 March 2013), known as George Lowe, was a New Zealand-born mountaineer and explorer.
George Christopher Band OBE was an English mountaineer. He was the youngest climber on the 1953 British expedition to Mount Everest on which Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of the mountain.
Michael Horatio Westmacott was a prominent British mountaineer. Westmacott was a member of the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition led by John Hunt.
Alfred Gregory FBIPP, FRPS was a British mountaineer, explorer and professional photographer. A member of the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition that made the first ascent of Mount Everest.