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Alexander Frederick Richmond Wollaston (1875-1930) 
Mount Everest from 20,000ft camp, Kharta Valley, with wind blowing snow off the mountain 
1921, September 
Carbon print 
29.6 x 45.1 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2583957 
Photograph of Mount Everest with the Kharta Valley in the foreground. In the right corner of the foreground is a rocky plateau. In the background, snow is being blown from Everest's peak.
Whilst the rest of the party were assembled at the 20,000ft camp at the upper Kharta Glacier, Wollaston photographed Everest showing the Kangshung face from this vantage point between the end of August and late September.
Presented to King George V by the Royal Geographical Society's Mount Everest Committee and the Alpine Club, May 1922 

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