Fifty years after the first climb, this two-sided map shows Everest in unprecedented detail.
Side one depicts a digital model of Mount Everest created from infrared images taken by the Space Shuttle and stereo photographs taken from a jet aircraft.
Side two shows a map of Sagarmatha National Park and describes the Sherpas and special locations in the area with images of the landscape and wildlife. Three inset maps detail the growth in visitors to the region and the routes taken by famous Everest expeditions.
47” x 30”
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.