The Everest Project was inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. George Lowe and George Band, two member of Hillary’s 1953 expedition, advised on the accuracy and atmosphere of the landscape before it was cast in bronze.
Cast in bronze, the sculpture represents a section of the Himalayan landscape, centred on Mount Everest, at a scale of 1:25000.
The size of the installation (60 cm x 60 cm) enabled the terrain to be accurately modeled with no vertical scale exaggeration.
The bronze is finished in a ferric and titanium patina to enhance the rocky terrain and to give an ice-like effect on areas of the surface.
Everest For All is currently on display in the Library at the Royal College for the Blind, Hereford.