This exhibition provides an insight into the lives of Sherpa communities during and leading up to the first successful ascent by the most famous Sherpa of them all Tenzing Norgay.
The Sherpa communities of Nepal and Tibet are known worldwide for their knowledge, climbing skills and loyalty to visiting climbers. The images were taken over a thirty year period by visiting British climbers. The exhibition unveils both the scale of the operations involving Sherpas in expeditions and a glimpse at their everyday lives.
The exhibition runs to the 29th of September at the Souh Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammer School, Church Rd, Leyland. PR25 3FJ. Tel 01772 422042. Opening Times:- Tuesday and Friday 10.00 to 16.00, Thursday 13.00 to 16.00, Saturday 10.00 to 13.00. Admission is free