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"Climbing to New Heights: From Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step to Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest" Embarking on a treacherous journey

Background imageClimb Collection: Alcoholism. The hand of help

Alcoholism. The hand of help
Victoria Glinka

Background imageClimb Collection: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in James Parrotts Night Owls (1930)

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in James Parrotts Night Owls (1930)
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Night Owls (1930)

Background imageClimb Collection: Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924

Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924
Illustration showing an artists impression of George Leigh Mallory (top) and Andrew Irvine climbing up the Second Step on Everest, 1924

Background imageClimb Collection: Firefighter during hook ladder practice

Firefighter during hook ladder practice

Background imageClimb Collection: Road to Blencathra

Road to Blencathra
A glimpse of the rocku track leading up to Blencathra (Saddleback), from Gategill, near Keswick, Cumbria, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageClimb Collection: View at sunset of Matterhorn, Zermatt, Wallis, Switzerland

View at sunset of Matterhorn, Zermatt, Wallis, Switzerland

Background imageClimb Collection: Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. An escape ladder is extended to the second floor, with Sub Officer Kirby of A9 Fulham carrying a 19-month-old child

Background imageClimb Collection: LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill

LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill
Firefighters using the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder to gain access to the upper floors of this terraced house affected by a serious blaze in Notting Hill, West London

Background imageClimb Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here a fireman is undertaking a hook ladder drill on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageClimb Collection: Tourists at Dunns River Falls

Tourists at Dunns River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, West Indies, Central America

Background imageClimb Collection: Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest

Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest
Hillary and Tensing nearing the summit of Mount Everest. Date: 1953

Background imageClimb Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters in Lambeth. Here they are undertaking hook ladder drills on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageClimb Collection: Met Police cadets giving a display

Met Police cadets giving a display
A group of Metropolitan Police cadets in sports gear, giving a display of their athletic skills. Seven poles are held in place so that seven cadets can climb up and sit at the top

Background imageClimb Collection: The Gymnasium - Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon

The Gymnasium - Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon
circa 1910s

Background imageClimb Collection: Close up of a young Brown-throated Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) nurses its baby

Close up of a young Brown-throated Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) nurses its baby while hanging from a tree branch in the jungle of Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Background imageClimb Collection: Central America, Costa Rica

Central America, Costa Rica
A Brown-Throated Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) scratches its neck with its distinctive claw. Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Background imageClimb Collection: George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)
Photographic portrait of George Leigh Mallory, the British climber who took part in three expeditions to Everest in the 1920 s, pictured in 1924

Background imageClimb Collection: Steps up to Whitby Church

Steps up to Whitby Church
The 199 steps leading up to Whitby Church, Yorkshire

Background imageClimb Collection: Chair lift in the early morning, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, North America

Chair lift in the early morning, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, North America

Background imageClimb Collection: Sunrise on the Crater Rim of Kibo Peak

Sunrise on the Crater Rim of Kibo Peak
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Background imageClimb Collection: A climber looks towards Mawenzi from near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at dawn

A climber looks towards Mawenzi from near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at dawn, Tanzania, East Africa, Africa

Background imageClimb Collection: Rock climber, Halong Bay (Ha-Long Bay) (Ha Long Bay), UNESCO World Heritage Site

Rock climber, Halong Bay (Ha-Long Bay) (Ha Long Bay), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vietnam, South China Sea, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageClimb Collection: Central bearded dragon (Poona vitticeps) in captivity, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Central bearded dragon (Poona vitticeps) in captivity, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Background imageClimb Collection: The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageClimb Collection: Florida Tourist Postcard - Waiting Alligators

Florida Tourist Postcard - Waiting Alligators
Florida Tourist Postcard - Alligators awaiting the descent of a boy from a coconut palm tree, up which he has escaped. Their mocking message to the unfortunate youth: " Honey, come down

Background imageClimb Collection: The Wider Image: Bolivias cholita climbers

The Wider Image: Bolivias cholita climbers
An Aymara indigenous woman practises climbing on the Huayna Potosi mountain, Bolivia April 6, 2016. Two years ago, about a dozen Aymara indigenous women, aged 42 to 50

Background imageClimb Collection: Mountaineer climbing sport art

Mountaineer climbing sport art
Justyna Jaszke

Background imageClimb Collection: Typhoon from 29 (R) Squadron based at RAF Coningsby performs at RIAT 2014

Typhoon from 29 (R) Squadron based at RAF Coningsby performs at RIAT 2014. The Typhoon FGR4 provides the RAF with a highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft

Background imageClimb Collection: Girl climbing tree, line of washing, Balham, SW London

Girl climbing tree, line of washing, Balham, SW London
A girl climbs a tree under a line of washing in the Zennor Road area of Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageClimb Collection: Firefighters climbing wheeled escape ladders

Firefighters climbing wheeled escape ladders
Firefighters demonstrating various lengths of wheeled escape ladders

Background imageClimb Collection: Cornish tin mining, 19th century

Cornish tin mining, 19th century
Cornish tin mining, 19th-century artwork. Miners working in a shaft in a tin mine in Cornwall, UK. Many such excavations were near the coast and extended out under the sea for nearly a kilometre

Background imageClimb Collection: Vajolet towers at sunset in Catinaccio group of Dolomites

Vajolet towers at sunset in Catinaccio group of Dolomites. Re Alberto refuge in Catinaccio group. Gardeccia, Pozza di Fassa, Fassa valley, Trento district, Dolomites, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy

Background imageClimb Collection: Picture No. 11981460

Picture No. 11981460
Harvest Mouse - on Blackthorn Blossom - Devon - UK Date:

Background imageClimb Collection: Sabah Malaysia, Borneo, Kinabalu National Park. The impressive scenery of the Kinabalu National

Sabah Malaysia, Borneo, Kinabalu National Park. The impressive scenery of the Kinabalu National Park viewed from the slopes of Mount Kinabalu - The highest mountain peak in South East Asia

Background imageClimb Collection: Lilliputians / Sneezing

Lilliputians / Sneezing
A couple of inquisitive Lilliputians climb inside Gullivers snuff box & sneeze & sneeze

Background imageClimb Collection: The Key to the Moon by Florence Mary Anderson

The Key to the Moon by Florence Mary Anderson
Enchanting illustration showing a small child climbing a ladder to unlock a small door in the moon while a group of fairies and elves hover around in the starlit sky. circa 1920

Background imageClimb Collection: Picture No. 11981481

Picture No. 11981481
Harvest Mouse - on Ears of Wheat - Devon - UK Date:

Background imageClimb Collection: WALES: FLOOD, 1607. Woodcut from the title page of Lamentable newes out of Monmouthshire in Wales

WALES: FLOOD, 1607. Woodcut from the title page of Lamentable newes out of Monmouthshire in Wales, an English news-book of 1607

Background imageClimb Collection: China, Sichuan

China, Sichuan Province. Giant Panda feeds on bamboo in winter snow at Wolong Nature Reserve

Background imageClimb Collection: The Motor Picture Book, The Finish of a Hill-Climbing Test

The Motor Picture Book, The Finish of a Hill-Climbing Test Date: 1930

Background imageClimb Collection: The War of Prodigies (Colour Litho)

The War of Prodigies (Colour Litho)
2808551 The War of Prodigies (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The War of Prodigies. An alpine corvee at three thousand meters)

Background imageClimb Collection: Young people from fascist Italy (colour litho)

Young people from fascist Italy (colour litho)
2783833 Young people from fascist Italy (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Young people from fascist Italy)

Background imageClimb Collection: UK - Wales - Snowdonia - Lake (Llyn Llydaw) from she sharks fin (Crib Goch)

UK - Wales - Snowdonia - Lake (Llyn Llydaw) from she sharks fin (Crib Goch), Snowdon, with view of the Snowdon Horeshoe trail

Background imageClimb Collection: Cat - kitten playing with living room curtains - Lower Saxony - Germany

Cat - kitten playing with living room curtains - Lower Saxony - Germany
USH-5455 Cat - kitten playing with living room curtains Lower Saxony - Germany Duncan Usher contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageClimb Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firemen training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firemen training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here the recruit squad are rescuing by carrying down on the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder pitched to the third

Background imageClimb Collection: Gecko

Gecko. Underside of the head and foot of a gecko (family Gekkonidae) walking on glass. Geckos are nocturnal lizards found in warm climates

Background imageClimb Collection: Koala, (Phascolarctos

Koala, (Phascolarctos cinereus), endangered, South Australia

Background imageClimb Collection: Monument to the Discoveries

Monument to the Discoveries, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe



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"Climbing to New Heights: From Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step to Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest" Embarking on a treacherous journey, Mallory and Irvine fearlessly conquered the Second Step of Mount Everest in 1924, leaving an indelible mark on mountaineering history. In a different kind of climb, comedic duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy hilariously stumbled through James Parrott's Night Owls (1930), bringing laughter to audiences as they navigated their way out of hilarious predicaments. Venturing off the beaten path, adventurers set foot on the Road to Blencathra, embracing nature's challenges with every step they take towards conquering this majestic peak. Amidst chaos and danger, brave firefighters from LCC-LFB battled a serious house fire in Notting Hill. Their unwavering determination allowed them to rise above adversity and protect lives amidst raging flames. As dusk settled over Zermatt in Switzerland, spectators were treated to a breathtaking view at sunset - where the Matterhorn stood tall as a testament to human resilience and our innate desire for conquest. At Brigade HQ SE1, recruit firefighters underwent rigorous training exercises under the watchful eye of experienced mentors. Each practice drill brought them closer to becoming heroes who would face any challenge head-on. With precision and agility, firefighters honed their skills during hook ladder practice sessions. These unsung heroes epitomized bravery as they prepared themselves for life-saving missions that required scaling great heights. Tourists flocked eagerly to Dunns River Falls; cascading waters acting as both obstacle and allure. With each daring ascent up these natural steps carved by time itself, visitors embraced adventure while forging unforgettable memories. Inspired by legends like George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924), aspiring climbers pushed beyond limits known only by those who dared dream big. They embodied his spirit of perseverance while striving for greatness against all odds.