These three historic National Geographic issues focus on Everest.
The July 1954 issue covers the first ascent of Everest in May, 1953.
It’s feature length article is full of historic full color shots from that expedition.
The November 1955 issue has a feature length article in which Hillary discusses Makalu and the exploration of the valleys around Everest.
This article is also full of full color photos.
The stunning May 2003 issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of Everest’s first ascent with five feature articles titled:
Everest’s Greatest Hits (An illustrated history spanning 150 years of mountain milestones),
Altitude and the Death Zone (Above 26,000 feet the human body starts to shut down.),
Not Your Average Hero (Why a beekeeper from New Zealand was the right man for the job.),
Sir Edmund Remembers (Which accomplishment gives him the greatest pride? It’s not the climb.)
The Sherpas (It’s their mountain, and ever since tourists started pouring in, it’s their livelihood too.)
The 2003 issue does not include the Everest map.
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