• Short Summary

    The unsuccessful all-Indian Everest expedition - beaten by bad weather conditions - returned to New Delhi June 20 with the thermometer reading 112 degrees in the shade.

  • Description

    The unsuccessful all-Indian Everest expedition - beaten by bad weather conditions - returned to New Delhi June 20 with the thermometer reading 112 degrees in the shade.

    Led by Brigadier Gyan Singh, the thirteen-man climbing team - supported by six non-climbers and many Sherpa porters - was thwarted by blinding snow and strong winds when only 700-ft. from the peak May 26.

    Mount Everest was first conquered by a British-led expedition on May 29, 1953. It was on a second attempt that Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay achieved the peak.

    A Chinese team - climbing from the other side - claims to have conquered Everest.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACSV1LFLPZ86132CE971NVMLRD
    Media URN:
    VLVACSV1LFLPZ86132CE971NVMLRD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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