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British Mt Everest Expedition 1953 Postcard Listen to Radio Broadcast CoronationModern Reproduced Oversized Picture Postcard. approx. 16.5cm x 12.2cm. The Quest for Mount Everest. China India Tibet Nepal. Snowy Mountains, Mountaineers, Mountaineering. 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition. Colour. Tent. Smoking Pipe. Listening to a Radio Broadcast of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph by Alfred Gregory (English, b. 1913). According to John Hunt's account, the climbers seen here (clockwise, from lower left : George Band, Edmund Hillary, Charles Evans, and Michael Ward) were surprised to hear their achievement mentioned in the same broadcast as the coronation news.