Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/24

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Subject: Re: Cameras on Everest
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 15:50:46 -0600

At 02:08 PM 11/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>At 08:38 AM 11/24/97 PST, David wrote:
>>      If they were using Leicas, it might have been the M4-P.  I understand 
>>     Leica made 200 of the M4-P and R4 Everest models to celebrate the 
>>     climb.
>You are off by three decades.  The Hillary climb was in '53.  The "Everest"
>Leicas were made for the '84 Canadian expedition, the Leica then being the


'84? It can't be. I talked to one of the guys from the expedition and saw
the pictures while I was living in Canada, and I left in '83. But you're
right. It was a Canadian expedition.

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

He doesn't have much of a reputation, or so I've heard.