Hidden Histories of Exploration by the RGS

Ruttledge 1922 Camp II image A few weeks ago, I posted about some previously unseen images from the 1922 Everest Expedition having been found by the Royal Geographic Society. As mentioned then, the website and exhibit went live on October 15, 2009.

The Hidden Histories of Exploration exhibit is going on now at the RGS headquarters in London. But, since London is a bit of a journey from here in Colorado, fortunately the good folks at the RGS put some bits of the exhibit up on the website. Amazing photographs and previously unseen film footage from 1922 can is available (see the video below).

In addition to the 1922 expedition materials, there is a whole host of other fascinating stories of exploration, including Thomas Baines' sketches from his expeditions to Africa and Australasia, 1855-57; a collection on Maritime Exploration; a history of early photography in exploration, called Exploration on Camera; and, as mentioned, one entitled Filming on Everest, which highlights John Noel's amazing footage from the 1922 expedition.

So, check out the video below, and then head on over to the Royal Geographic's Hidden Histories of Exploration online, or, if you're near London, be smarter and see it in person! And, then, be sure to stop back by here and let me know how it is…I'll be jealous!

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Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

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