We share in the deep sadness of our nation, and the world, the loss of our dear Queen Elizabeth. A pillar of strength, dignity, and humility – a steady constant in our lives.
With the news of Hillary’s and Tenzing’s ascent of Everest reaching the streets of London on the morning of her coronation, 2nd June 1953, she had a special place in the hearts of mountaineers and supporters of the Himalayan Trust.
We will love her always.
Chair Sir Graham Wrigley and the Trustees of the Himalayan Trust UK
Photograph taken at the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest organised by The Himalayan Trust UK and Mount Everest Foundation, at The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 29th May 2013.
Her Majesty the Queen shakes hands with Stephen Venables, the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen. Next in line: Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmund Hillary. Then Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of Tenzing Norgay, Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, and Jan Morris, who, as James Morris, was The Times reporter on Everest in 1953.
Photo credit – James Finlay