George Lowe Obituary

George Lowe Obituary

George Lowe (third from left) with Edmund Hillary (second from right) and other members of the Everest expedition in England in 1953. Photograph: AP

The last surviving member of the team which was the first to conquer Everest 60 years ago has died.

George Lowe, 89, died at a nursing home in Ripley, Derbyshire on Wednesday after a long illness.

via George Lowe, last member of Edmund Hillary’s Everest team, dies aged 89 | World news | guardian.co.uk.