A nine man all British expedition successfully climbed himalayas one of the most difficult hitherto unscaled peak, 25680 ft nuptse, the smallest of the magnificent trinity of everest, 1hotse and nuptse.
close up of joe walmsley of manchester leader of expedition cuts a 3 pound chocolate cake to celebrate his teas success (joe and his team arrived at baneppa on 7.6.61 evening)
all members of standing round their leader watching cake being cut; dennis and sherpa tasi who climbed nuptse on may 16 for the first time; closeup of the two climbers; bonington, brown and swallow who climbed nuptse for the second time on may 17; their close up;
group of climbers;
the next day : END OF THE JOURNEY : a sherpa pumping air into pneumatic tent; view of the last camp - several tents for the last time up on the ground at the end of homeward trek; sherpa tasi who was one of the first two to climb nuptse coming out of a tent followed by other sherpas and sherpani, doma with tea cups in hand, tasi and others; a box belonging to expedition (establishing shot);
two sherpanis - doma and pemba seeing picture album presented to them expedition leader.
a dercy Nepal via Delhi
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Background: A nine man all British expedition successfully climbed himalayas one of the most difficult hitherto unscaled peak, 25680 ft nuptse, the smallest of the magnificent trinity of everest, 1hotse and nuptse. Two sherpas and four of the britons got to the summit in two lots on two days - may 16 and 17. The first success was achieved by dennis davis and sherpa tasi. The second by chris bonington, leslei brown, and dr jim swallow and a sherpa.
Nuptse is the natural great wall that hides everest from human view even from namohebazar. British success was immediately described as a magnificent climbing considering the difficulties involved in climbing this mountain.