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The 1921 British Mount Everest Expedition

February 7 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm


The 1921 British Mount Everest Expedition

Photographs from the Collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
In the South Cloister

Photographs, taken by George Mallory and other members of the expedition team during the 1921 reconnaissance expedition to Everest – organised by the Society and the Alpine Club, London – are among the first to document the dramatic landscapes and local people of Everest and the Himalayas. Originally intended to complement the expedition’s purpose: to carry out detailed survey work of the region, the images include some of the finest panoramic photographs of any high mountain region ever taken.

The stunning prints are the first to be created in this medium from silver nitrate negatives held in the Society’s Collections.

This exhibition is presented as part of Journeys – join us during 2020 as we explore the many aspects of life’s inner and outer journeys through a series of fun and entertaining, family-friendly, thought provoking events and activities.

Open: normal Cathedral hours.
Entry free – donations welcome


February 7 @ 9:00 am
May 31 @ 4:00 pm
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Chester Cathedral
St Werburgh Street
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DY United Kingdom
01244 500 959