New Zealand Alpine Club Himalayan Expedition (Letterhead Stationery)
Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand Alpine Club, Inc., no date [circa 1954]. Fine.
From the library of mountaineer George Lowe. Single cream leaf, lettered in black. Fine, with only a hint of faint soling, otherwise clean and completely unused. A bright piece of New Zealand mountaineering ephemera. This piece of letterhead stationery is an example of the sheets used for the New Zealand Alpine Club's Himalayan Expedition to the Barun Valley in 1954. After the successful 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, the New Zealand mountaineers George Lowe and Sir Edmund Hillary again teamed up for an expedition to the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. In addition to climbing several notable peaks, this expedition achieved the first ascension of Baruntse and completed important reconnaissance work.