Stretched nylon rope - 82'3", used on the summit.
Personal articles used by Sir Edmund Hillary in his ascent of Everest in late May 1953.
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 420 x 320mm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8")
Used by Edmund Hillary on the first ascent of Everest, 1953
Item gifted to NZ Alpine Club by Hillary, as part of the ongoing collections deposited by the NZ Alpine Clib collections to be held in long-term trust by Canterbury Museum. See Press, 25 August 1954, and undated newspaper article of similar date - Museum Manuscripts Collection, Canterbury History Dept Related Documents.
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