Marking the 150th anniversary of the death of George Everest, Chris Barber will be taking us from the town of Crickhowell to the summit of Mount Everest. His talk and film-show will be at The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell at 7.30pm next Wednesday, 14th September.
George Everest was a Welshman. He was born in Gwernvale Manor (now the Manor Hotel) and was christened in the font of St Edmund’s Church in Crickhowell. He later became Surveyor General of India, and it was in recognition of his great achievements in that role that Mount Everest was named in his honour.
Chris Barber will be telling us the story of George Everest and he will be showing the historic film: “The Conquest of Mount Everest”. This film captures the excitement and romance of the first ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in the great expedition led by John Hunt in 1953.
This is an evening which will stir memories for some and bring new interest for others.