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Image number: S0001062

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay preparing oxygen equipment

Artist / photographer: George Band
Date: 25 May 1953
Caption: The second assault party. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay check their oxygen equipment before setting off from Camp IV. Note the summit flags wrapped around Tenzing’s ice-axe. George Band, 1953.

Country: Nepal

Persons shown: Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay

World region: Asia
Event: Mount Everest Expedition 1953
Event category: Everest
Theme category: Travel & Exploration

Image type: Photograph

Keywords: mountaineering, prepare, ascend, approach, Everest, altitude, Himalayas, climbing gear, oxygen equipment, check, camp scene
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