||GB 3075 AGR|
||Alfred Gregory Collection|
|Creator Name 1:
||Gregory | Alfred|
||Alfred Gregory, known as Greg, was born in Blackburn in 1913. He was educated at Blackpool Grammar School and was a member of the Blackpool Mountaineering Club, climbing in the English Lake District, Scotland and the Alps. He was an officer with Black Watch regiment during WWII, serving in North Africa and Italy.
In 1952 Gregory was on the Shipton led expedition to Cho Oyu, this was a training exercise in anticipation of the forthcoming summit on Mount Everest. In 1953 Gregory was appointed the official stills photographer on the expedition to Mount Everest. He climbed to 27,900 feet, 8,500m, in support of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing. The Picture Book of Everest was published in 1953.
During the 1950s Gregory led several expeditions, notably, climbing nineteen peaks in the Rowaling range in 1955, west of Solu Khumbu and making a plane-table survey; to Ama Dablam, to Disteghil Sar in the Karakorum in 1957 and to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru in 1962.
Gregory worked as a professional photographer across the globe, he died near Melbourne on 09/02/2010.
Leo Conway who was born in December 1901, and died in April 1995, was a member of Blackburn Mountaineering Club, which subsequently merged with Blackpool Mountaineering Club to form the Preston Mountaineering Club.
||Donated by the Conway family, August 2005.|
|Scope and Content:
||Colour images of mountains in the Himalaya range, taken whilst on expedition.|
||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.|
||Images, artefacts and printed materials held at the Royal Geographical Society.|
||Description compiled by Maxine Willett, Archivist,|
Gregory, Alfred (1913-2010)
||Gregory, Alfred (1913-2010)