Mountaineering - Everest expedition training - Tom Bourdillon, Dr R.C. Evans, A. Gregory and R.L.B. Colledge - P&O Liner 'Canton'
Four experienced mountaineers - members of Eric Shipton's expedition - on board the P&O Liner 'Canton' before sailing from Southampton. They are, from left, Tom Bourdillon, of Farnborough, Dr R.C. Evans, of Liverpool, A. Gregory, of Blackpool, and R.L.B. Colledge, of Coventry. Also in the party was Earle Riddiford, of New Zealand, and Tom's wife, Mrs Bourdillon. The group will be climbing a neighbouring peak of Mount Everest, the Cho-Oyu, as experience for the 1953 attempt on unconquered Everest.
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