• Short Summary

    this is indias first expedition to everest - first non-european expedition and in fact worlds largest expedition to any mountain or anywhere else it is carrying 15 tons of baggage; has a caravan of nearly 650 porters and sherpas excluding members of the team who are all Indian and or leadership of Brigadier Gyan Singh.

  • Description

    1.
    a. members arriving by train; some shots of platform with train standing.



    b. members with their sherpas walking to the camping ground nearby;



    c. members and the baggage with sharp and porters threading in or milling around dumps of baggage.


    2.
    final preparations began on March 4. in a mango grave women and men in groups; cooking and eating; one member with sherpa working on baggage; sherpa girls washing themselves; sherpa boys around a well drawing water; heaps of baggage and members gingerly walking by inspecting.




    Initials


    although opposition is with me I am sending off these two stories with someone who is flying to Katmandu without the knowledge of opposition. hope this will be ahead of opposition and in that respect exclusive.

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    Background: this is indias first expedition to everest - first non-european expedition and in fact worlds largest expedition to any mountain or anywhere else it is carrying 15 tons of baggage; has a caravan of nearly 650 porters and sherpas excluding members of the team who are all Indian and or leadership of Brigadier Gyan Singh.

    Jaynagar is a foothill station on the frontier between india and nepal where the expedition arrived by train.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA27N29J7K0KYYH8AKZIDLU40T0
    Media URN:
    VLVA27N29J7K0KYYH8AKZIDLU40T0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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