The Himalayas: A Photographic Journey
Hubert Schriebl will lead us on a photographic journey through the Himalayan expeditions he was part of in the making of the still-definitive map of the Everest Region. This major project was sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation of Cologne, in collaboration with the German and Austrian Alpenverein, Innsbruck. There were four expeditions in all, in 1961, 1962, 1963, and 1968. In addition to guiding the mountain climbing, he also took over some of the surveying, after learning the skill from the expedition leader. He still holds the record of high-altitude surveying at 6,710 meters. Hubert also led the Dutch Himalayan expedition of 1964, making the first ascent on Manaslu North, over 7,000 meters, and has been on many expeditions and photographic assignments, including to the Arctic Circle, the North Sea, Popocatabel (Mexico), the American southwest, and Mount Kenya, another surveying expedition.
During his skiing and climbing career, Hubert Schriebl also became an accomplished photographer. He was on the film crew at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics, and went on to photograph for leading magazines the Winter Olympics of 1976, 1980, and 1984. Hubert came to Stratton in 1965 from his native Austria, and quickly became known as “the” photographer for Stratton and the greater area, covering all aspects of life in southern Vermont and beyond. He and his wife, Wendy, have lived in South Londonderry for fifty years.