Christmas at the Silver Hut.
The team brought a pine tree up from the lowlands and
held a big feast in the cramped quarters.
The Silver Hut. The Silver Hut was assembled from
100-odd parts of a pre-fabricated hut based on systems used by
expeditions in Antarctica and measured 22 feet by 10 feet..
Bishop, who patched his trousers with tent cloth, stands on the
Silver Hut Glacier and measures the sun’s energy with an Epply radiometer.
Irene Ortenburger, who trekked 180 miles from Kathmandu with
other wives of the expedition members, records the figures.
All Photographs Copyright Barry Bishop & The Bishop Collection