Image Library

Click on each thumbnail to enter a gallery or download a high-resolution image.

You will be prompted for a password.
To obtain a password please contact

Images must be credited to RBG Kew.


Earliest European view of Everest found in Kew Archives

Watercolour based on the Hooker sketch by Walter Hood Fitch, which was produced two years later in c.1850.


Sketch by Sir Joseph Hooker c 1848, showing the double humped peaks of the Everest Lhotse massif.


Mount Everest as can be photographed today







back to Image Gallery home ......

back to Press Office home ......