Author: Ward, M. P.
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 31, Number 1, June 1994 , pp. 33-44(12)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:From its inception in the middle of the 19th century, the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) took a keen interest in the exploration and mapping of the Everest region. This formed an integral part of the many Everest expeditions, some of which had individual surveyors or survey parties attached to them. Many mountaineers took part in this work, particularly those with a scientific background. But it was not until 1961 that a comprehensive map was produced of the Everest region.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1994-06-01