2-19-2012, 12:18 permalink
When George Bernard Shaw saw a portrait of the 1921 Everest Expedition - the men dressed in Norfolk jackets, knickerbockers, and puttees, the geologist Heron in a camel hair greatcoat, Howard-Bury in Donegal tweed, with matching dark tie and waistcoat, Mallory wrapped in a woolen scarf - he famously quipped that the entire scene resembled a ‘Connemara picnic surprised by a snowstorm.’
From Into the Silence, in reference to this picture.

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