Kangchenjunga: Five Treasures of the High Snow exhibition opens in Keswick

Posted by Tina Gardner on 15/05/2015
Kangchenjunga 1955 expedition equipment and clothing (left). Items from 1979 lightweight ascent including Doug Scott’s high altitude boot (1979) and Peter Boardman’s diary © Mountain Heritage Trust

Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to announce its new exhibition - Kangchenjunga: Five Treasures of the High Snow - has now opened at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.

The exhibition is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Kangchenjunga in May 1955 by George Band and Joe Brown, and the first light weight, oxygen-less ascent in 1979 by Doug Scott, Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker.

The exhibition features  many items from both the first ascent and lightweight ascent including clothing worn on the mountain as well as literature, letters home from the mountaineers and video footage.

Information panels have been strategically placed in glass cases behind the artifacts so visitors can read more about the items and successful ascents of Kangchenjunga. There are also photographs from the first ascent and lightweight ascent as well as a large landscape photograph of Kangchenjunga itself.

The exhibition was launched by Doug Scott, mountaineer and Mountain Heritage Trust Vice Chairman at the Keswick Mountain Festival.

The exhibition will run every day until 15 May 2016.

Find out more on the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery website



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