Archive

Reference Number:
GB 3075 ATR
Title:
Papers of Alan Tritton
Date:
1974-1979
Level:
Fonds
Extent:
Two Boxes
Creator Name 1:
Tritton | Alan George
Biog/Admin History:
Allan Tritton was Director of Barclays Bank International Ltd, the commercial organisation which supported the 1975 British Everest Expedition. A Committee of Management was formed, chaired by Lord John Hunt, of which Alan Tritton was a member. The other members were Chris Bonington, Sir Jack Longland, Ian McNaught Davis, Doug Scott and Lt. Col Charles Wylie. It was to meet approximately every month and discuss the needs of the expedition team and make arrangements as necessary.

The expedition team, comprised of eighteen British climbers, seventy eight sherpas, a transport manager, a four-man BBC film crew and a Sunday Times reporter departed Heathrow airport, London on 29th July 1975. Their aim was to climb Mount Everest via the South West face, a notoriously difficult and unconquered route. Doug Scott and Dougal Haston successfully reached the summit on 24th September 1975. Sadly, two days later, Mick Burke disappeared whilst trying to reach the summit himself.

Allan Tritton joined the expedition in October after carrying out a bank visit to India and Nepal.
Acquisition Source:
Donated by Alan Tritton
Accession Number:
2007/9
Scope and Content:
Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Press cuttings, invitation lists, press releases, papers re Mick Burke Memorial Trust, progress reports, expedition magazines relating to sponsorship by Barclays of the 1975 British Everest Expedition.
Arrangement:
Original order maintained.
Access Conditions:
This collection is open for consultation. Readers are advised to contact the Mountain Heritage Trust in advance of their visit in order to make an appointment.
Reproduction Copyright:
Photographs of the expedition are copyright 1975 British Everest Expedition/The Sunday Times/Barclays Bank International.
Language:
English
Finding Aids:
Catalogue.
ArchNote:
Description compiled by Maxine Willett, Archivist,
Rules:
Access Points:
Bonington, Sir Christian John Storey (1934-)
Burke, Mick (1941-1975)
Everest, Mount
Mick Burke Memorial Trust
Mountaineering
Mountaineering expeditions
Related Entities:
BFI National Film & Television Archive
Bonington, Sir Christian John Storey (1934-)
British University Film and Video Council
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Created:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
Creator:
M Willett