Everest 50th Anniversary Expedition 1952-2002
– Everest 1952 – 2002"
anniversary of the conquest of Everest
years ago to the day, a team from Geneva climbed
to within 200 meters of the summit of Mount
Everest for the first time
28 May 2002 – Exactly 50 years ago, Raymond
Lambert and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, members of an
all-Geneva expedition, climbed to within 200 meters
of the summit of Everest without the aid of
oxygen, for the first time. One year later,
drawing on the Geneva team’s experience, a
British expedition led by John Hunt, with Edmund
Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay again, succeeded
in reaching the roof of the world via the famous
South Col discovered by their Swiss predecessors.
Upon their return and amidst worldwide acclaim,
they sent this message to the Geneva team: “A
good half of the glory is yours”.