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"Climbing: A Journey of Triumph and Perseverance" Embarking on a treacherous ascent, Mallory and Irvine fearlessly confront the Second Step of Everest in 1924

Background imageClimbing Collection: 1922 British Mt Everest Expedition - Norton and Mallory

1922 British Mt Everest Expedition - Norton and Mallory
1922 British Mount Everest Expedition - Major Edward " Teddy" F. Norton (1884-1954) and George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886-1924) at nearly 27, 000 feet. Date: 1922

Background imageClimbing Collection: mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp, Tibet

mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp, Tibet

Background imageClimbing Collection: SIR EDMUND HILLARY (1919-2008). New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. Sir Edmund Hillary

SIR EDMUND HILLARY (1919-2008). New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay near the summit of Mount Everest, 28 May 1953

Background imageClimbing Collection: Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924

Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924
Illustration showing an artists impression of George Leigh Mallory (top) and Andrew Irvine climbing up the Second Step on Everest, 1924

Background imageClimbing Collection: Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924

Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924
Photograph showing Colonel Edward Felix Norton (1884-1954) climbing Everest, at a height of about 28, 000 feet, 1924. This photograph was taken by Theodore Howard Somervell (1890-1975)

Background imageClimbing Collection: USA, South Carolina, Charleston, Angel Oak

USA, South Carolina, Charleston, Angel Oak

Background imageClimbing Collection: Hillary and Tensing Bhutia conquering Everest

Hillary and Tensing Bhutia conquering Everest
Front cover of The Illustrated London News showing Sir Edmund Hillary together with Sherpa Tensing Bhutia reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 29 1953

Background imageClimbing Collection: Prayer flags at Everest Base Camp, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, Sagarmatha National Park

Prayer flags at Everest Base Camp, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

Background imageClimbing Collection: Edmund Hillary & Tensing

Edmund Hillary & Tensing
Sir Edmund Hillary with Tenzing Norgay after their successful attempt to scale Mount Everest in Nepal on 29th May 1953. The legendary mountaineer died in January 2008

Background imageClimbing Collection: Dormouse

Dormouse
ME-36 Common / Hazel DORMOUSE - hanging from branch amongst leaves European Muscardinus avellanarius Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageClimbing Collection: Firefighter during hook ladder practice

Firefighter during hook ladder practice

Background imageClimbing Collection: Traversing the Aonach Eagach Ridge above Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Traversing the Aonach Eagach Ridge above Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Background imageClimbing Collection: Dormouse - in Rowan Tree

Dormouse - in Rowan Tree
LBO-1226 DORMOUSE - IN ROWAN TREE Muscardinus avellanarius Ian Beames Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageClimbing Collection: The Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, at 19, 340ft

The Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, at 19, 340ft

Background imageClimbing Collection: Mountaineers crossing crevasse (Monte Rosa), Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Mountaineers crossing crevasse (Monte Rosa), Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Background imageClimbing Collection: 3 Toed Sloth - young Costa Rica

3 Toed Sloth - young Costa Rica
WAT-7358 Three-toed SLOTH Costa Rica Bradypus variegatus M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageClimbing Collection: Sunset at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon

Sunset at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon with view of Crooked River. This tremendously beautiful, and enormously popular

Background imageClimbing Collection: Everest 1924 Group

Everest 1924 Group
1924 EVEREST EXPEDITION Colonel Norton, the leader (3rd from left) between Irving (L) and Mallory (R) the two climbers who died near the summit

Background imageClimbing Collection: Desert Landscape with Cactus in Arizona

Desert Landscape with Cactus in Arizona
Saguaro and Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus in Arizona Desert Landscape

Background imageClimbing Collection: Goats on tree, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Goats on tree, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageClimbing Collection: Goats on tree, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Goats on tree, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageClimbing Collection: A rock climber makes a first ascent of on the cliffs above the Llanberis Pass

A rock climber makes a first ascent of on the cliffs above the Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia National Park, Wales, United Kingdom

Background imageClimbing Collection: Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Cahuita N. P. Costa Rica

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Cahuita N. P. Costa Rica
MAR-309 Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Cahuita N.P. Costa Rica Bradypus variegatus Thomas Marent Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageClimbing Collection: Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth - Hanging from tree. Cahuita National park -Atlantic Ocean - Costa

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth - Hanging from tree. Cahuita National park -Atlantic Ocean - Costa Rica
MAR-8 Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth - Hanging from tree Cahuita National park - Atlantic Ocean - Costa Rica Bradypus variegatus Thomas Marent Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageClimbing Collection: Tropaeolum Speciosum (Flame Flower)

Tropaeolum Speciosum (Flame Flower), a semi-hardy perennial nasturtium climbing plant of the Tropaeolaceae family, with crimson red flowers

Background imageClimbing Collection: [The Ascent of Mont Blanc], 1861. Creator: Auguste-Rosalie Bisson

[The Ascent of Mont Blanc], 1861. Creator: Auguste-Rosalie Bisson
[The Ascent of Mont Blanc], 1861

Background imageClimbing Collection: Consolidated PBY Catalina (aft) climbing away of Boein

Consolidated PBY Catalina (aft) climbing away of Boeing built PB2B-2

Background imageClimbing Collection: A climber ascending a cave archway at Foxhole, Gower Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom

A climber ascending a cave archway at Foxhole, Gower Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageClimbing Collection: Koala - mother with piggybacking young climbs up a tree to change to a new feeding and sleeping tree

Koala - mother with piggybacking young climbs up a tree to change to a new feeding and sleeping tree
SAS-1261 Koala - mother with piggybacking young climbs up a tree to change to a new feeding and sleeping tree. The young clings vigorously to its mother's back to not to fall off

Background imageClimbing Collection: Pine marten (Martes martes) juvenile, climbing pine tree in woodland, Beinn Eighe

Pine marten (Martes martes) juvenile, climbing pine tree in woodland, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK, July

Background imageClimbing Collection: Annie Peck masked and dressed for climbing

Annie Peck masked and dressed for climbing
Annie Smith Peck (October 19, 1850 July 18, 1935), American mountaineer pictured in her climbing outfit at the time she had scaled Mount Huascan

Background imageClimbing Collection: Soused Mouse

Soused Mouse
27th February 1954: A mouse is tempted to climb a miniature ladder for a sip of sherry in a wine cellar at Jerez in Spain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6734 - Sherry Comes From Spain - pub

Background imageClimbing Collection: Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. An escape ladder is extended to the second floor, with Sub Officer Kirby of A9 Fulham carrying a 19-month-old child

Background imageClimbing Collection: LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill

LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill
Firefighters using the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder to gain access to the upper floors of this terraced house affected by a serious blaze in Notting Hill, West London

Background imageClimbing Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here a fireman is undertaking a hook ladder drill on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageClimbing Collection: A climber tackles a very difficult rock climb in the Gorge d Aveyron, near St

A climber tackles a very difficult rock climb in the Gorge d Aveyron, near St. Antonin and Gaillac, Massif Central, France

Background imageClimbing Collection: Tourists at Dunns River Falls

Tourists at Dunns River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, West Indies, Central America

Background imageClimbing Collection: Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape

Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape
CH11386 Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape by Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (c.1564-1638); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageClimbing Collection: Dorothy Pilley, English climber in Glacier National Park

Dorothy Pilley, English climber in Glacier National Park
Dorothy Pilley Richards (1894 - 1986) was a prominent female mountaineer. She began climbing in Wales and joined the Fell and Rock Climbing Club

Background imageClimbing Collection: Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest

Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest
Hillary and Tensing nearing the summit of Mount Everest. Date: 1953

Background imageClimbing Collection: Illustration of butterflies and green caterpillars on plant and flower stems

Illustration of butterflies and green caterpillars on plant and flower stems

Background imageClimbing Collection: The Pitons, Saint Lucia

The Pitons, Saint Lucia
View of jagged Petit Piton jutting out of the blue Caribbean Sea as viewed from the slopes of neighbouring Gros Piton, near Soufriere Saint Lucia

Background imageClimbing Collection: Mountaineers and climbers, Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Mountaineers and climbers, Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, French Alps, France, Europe

Background imageClimbing Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters in Lambeth. Here they are undertaking hook ladder drills on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageClimbing Collection: Dr. Beebe climbing out of his bathysphere, August 1934

Dr. Beebe climbing out of his bathysphere, August 1934
Photograph of Dr. William Beebe and his two-ton iron bathysphere off St. George, Bermuda, 11th August 1934. Dr. Beebe and his photographer, Otis Barton

Background imageClimbing Collection: Black Labrador Dog - Puppy with paws on log

Black Labrador Dog - Puppy with paws on log
JD-17530 DOG - black Labrador puppy with paws on log John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageClimbing Collection: Orang-utan Baby, hanging off tree, Borneo

Orang-utan Baby, hanging off tree, Borneo
WAT-5593 Orang-utan - baby, hanging off tree Borneo Pongo pygmaeus M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way



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"Climbing: A Journey of Triumph and Perseverance" Embarking on a treacherous ascent, Mallory and Irvine fearlessly confront the Second Step of Everest in 1924, leaving an indelible mark on mountaineering history. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stand triumphantly near the summit of Mount Everest, their unwavering determination inspiring generations to come. Recalling the British Mt Everest Expedition in 1922, Norton and Mallory's audacious spirit echoes through time as they push boundaries amidst nature's grandeur. From Charleston's Angel Oak to Nepal's Sagarmatha National Park, climbers find solace in both ancient trees and sacred prayer flags at Everest Base Camp - testaments to resilience amid towering heights. As the sun sets over Oregon's Smith Rock State Park or illuminates Scotland's Aonach Eagach Ridge above Glencoe, climbers are reminded that even amidst breathtaking beauty, challenges lie ahead. Just like a dormouse nestled within a rowan tree or traversing rocky terrains with nimbleness akin to its namesake - climbers adapt and conquer obstacles with grace. Whether it be Colonel Norton defying limits at 28, 000 ft on Everest or Hillary alongside Tensing Bhutia conquering new heights together - these legends remind us that greatness is achieved through teamwork and unwavering belief. Climbing embodies more than just physical strength; it encompasses mental fortitude as well, and is an embodiment of human potential reaching for new horizons against all odds.