New Zealand

Stories from the Road: Emily by Alex Metcalfe

The future truly is a mystery. 

After I returned from climbing in Nepal, who could’ve known that the grandmother of my friend whom I would meet, was the sister of George Lowe, Sir Edmund Hillary’s best friend and climbing partner on the first successful summit of Everest on May 29th, 1953.

Here she recounts an exploit of Lowe & Hillary climbing Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, which they used to train before the Everest expedition.

Wellington, New Zealand 2014.