The Mount Everest (Tibetan: Qomolangma; Nepali: Sagarmatha) is the world's highest mountain. It is situated in the Khumbu section of the Mahalangur Himal and marks the Nepal-China border. The Everest massif includes the neighboring peaks Lhotse (8'516 m), Nuptse (7'855 m) and the Changtse (7'580 m).
First Ascent: 29.05.1953 by Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) Tenzing Norgay (Nepal).
Everest Expedition Label 1924, Type IIa
(The label is showing the view to Mt. Everest from Rongbuk, Tibet)
The British Mount Everest Expedition 1924 was, after the British Everest Expedition of 1922, the second expedition with the goal of achieving the first ascent of Mount Everest.
After two summit attempts the mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared on the third attempt. Their disappearance has given rise to mountaineering history's most notorious unanswered question: whether or not the pair successfully climbed the summit. Mallory's body was found in 1999, but the resulting clues did not provide whether the summit was reached.
For this expedition a label was prepared. It was placed on all letters carried by runners to the nearest Indian Post Office. At the end of the expedition it appeared on a souvenier post card. The label shows a view of the base camp at Rongbuk Glacier with Mount Everest in the background and is inscribed "Mount Everest Expedition".
At the top and the two sides are the names of the three states, the expedition took place: Sikkim, Tibet, Nepal. It is dark blue in color and lithographed on unwatermarked, white, wove paper and perforated. There is no indication of denomination. The sheet consisted of two panes of 36 (6x6).
The light blue Type Ia was printed later. This label Ia was never used during the expedition, but sold later as collectibles.
New Zealand 1954, Mount Aspiring (New Zealand) and Mt. Everest.
The picture of the stamp looks in a number of ways like the Khumbu icefall, the Mt. Everest west shoulder in the foreground and the Mt. Everest summit in the background.
Nepal 1960, Mt. Everest in the background.
The stamp was issued in a miniaturesheet of four stamps.
Nepal 1960, Mt. Everest (King Mahendra)
The stamp was issued in the series "Mountains".