George Lowe, Everest Pioneer

George Lowe — a member of the first team to reach the top of Mount Everest — has died.  He was 89. New Zealand-born Lowe had been responsible for the final leg of the expedition which led to the  Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reaching the peak of the world’s highest mountain on May…

Banff photography, writing competitions

The good folks at The Banff Centre are calling for submissions for their Mountain Book and Photography competitions. From Banff’s site on the photo competition, the center is looking for mountaineering stories told via photo essay: “ A photo-essay is a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke…