The Everest expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924 were incredible feats of human ingenuity, vision and personal courage. 100 years on from the exploratory expedition of 1921, the Alpine Club marked this remarkable undertaking with an exhibition that comprehensively examined the 1920s expeditions, using the words of the expedition members themselves and never-before-seen artefacts to tell the complete story of early Everest exploration. The exhibition catalogue, compiled by the Alpine Club's Honorary Librarian Barbara Grigor-Taylor and designed by Abrahams, offers a detailed and compelling companion piece to the exhibition.  

Replete with high quality photographs from the expeditions themselves, along with art works and artefacts, the catalogue places the expeditions in the context of the time, detailing everything from how the idea of Everest first came to be, all the way to the blow-by-blow movements of Mallory and Irvine on their fateful summit push.

With a depth of material never before assembled, the catalogue is not just a look at the history of Everest, but a piece of history itself. It is a publication without which no collection of mountain literature can be truly complete.

In addition to the copies of the catalogue available for sale below, the Alpine Club is also pleased to offer a limited run of 70 copies signed by Everest luminaries including Sir Chris Bonnington, Stephen Venables, Leo Houlding and Victor Saunders. (Now SOLD OUT). These special collector's editions can also be ordered using the PayPal checkout, but will not be dispatched until July 2021. Please ensure that you select your preferred catalogue option from the PayPal menu. A shipping and handling fee of £2 for UK orders and £5 for non-UK orders is included in the price.


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At over 70 pages, the catalogue features an introduction by noted mountaineering author and journalist Peter Gillman and is comprised of three distinct sections covering the aims, logistics and outcomes of the 1921, 1922 and 1924 expeditions in turn. Sample pages can be viewed below: