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Science Museum 11 Dec 17
For , we're sharing a few wonderful items from our collection. We start with a medicine chest used on the 1933 expedition to Mount Everest. This was the 4th British assault on the mountain & ultimately failed 300m from the peak
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In 1993 Rebecca Stephens became the first British woman to successfully summit Mount Everest. Her Karrimor waterproof jacket and trousers are now part of our collection
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Twenty years later, on 19 May 2013, mountaineer Daniel Hughes used this HTC One mobile phone to make the world’s first video call from the summit of Mount Everest
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We've been fascinated by mountains for a long time. This Physical Map of the World shows discoveries from 'the most eminent geographers'. Engraved by John Emslie, it was published in London in 1849
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Also published in London that year (1849) was this illustration of mountain passes in a book called Phenomena of Nature. It now forms part of our art collection
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This 1871 photograph by John Thomson shows of a stretch of the River Min in China, with the Five Tigers Mountain in the background. The view was known to Europeans at the time as 'Lover's Leap'.
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Taken at around the same time, this photograph shows the 15000ft peaks of the Hamla pass, part of the Himalayas.
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Another photo from 1850-1900, this time showing south or half dome in what is now
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Our own mountain fells can be seen in this London Midland and Scottish Railway poster, which shows Grasmere by Norman Wilkinson
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Hurtling (safely) down a mountain is fun too. We have the first production LotusSport ATB mountain bicycle, which features a one-piece carbon-fibre moulded frame on display
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These prayer flags are from the Nepalese village of Kunde (and are now part of our collection). The flags are attached to the roofs of buildings to bring good luck and good health
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We'll end with two mountains which aren't mountains. This photograph of a mountain of railway sleepers was taken in the Great Western Railway sleeper creosoting works in Hayes, Middlesex in October 1937 for the Daily Herald
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And finally, this mountain of baked beans formed part of the Heinz stand at the 1936 Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition in London's Olympia
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