To celebrate Everest Day 2023
Monday 29th May 2023
On 29th May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the 29,035 foot summit of the world’s highest mountain.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of their remarkable feat of bravery, skill and endurance we asked Ten Poems about Mountains editor Helen Mort to record a special mini-film for us. Here’s Helen reading her beautiful and moving poem from the pamphlet.