This double-sided map celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's ascent to the summit of Mt. Everest.
SIDE ONE: A view of the mountain
This side features a digital rendering of Mount Everest created from infrared images taken by the space shuttle combined with stereo photographs taken from a jet aircraft.
SIDE TWO: Routes, cultures, and map
This side shows a map of Sagarmatha National Park and surrounding areas. Inset maps and informative sidebars describe the Sherpas, special locations in the area, the growth in visitors to the region, and the routes taken by famous Everest expeditions.
This is an in-depth look at the faiths, peoples, and politics that have shaped this region. Features a detailed political map overlayed with facts about significant religious sites.