Everest mountaineer George Lowe dies in Ripley home
A MOUNTAINEER who helped conquer Everest for the first time has died in his Ripley home.
George Lowe died at a nursing home in the town on Wednesday night, after a long-term illness, with his wife Mary by his side.
Mr Lowe, who was born in New Zealand, was part of the team that helped Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgary to become the first to reach the top of the world's highest peak on May 29 1953.
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