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Creative Direction & Production - Rawstorne Studio 
‘Everest’ Build - Cutting Innovations 
Video Mapping & Content - Perceptual Engineering
Sound Scape - Harmonic Studio
In collaboration with Auckland Museums exhibition development team we created an exhibition that would celebrate not only the 60th Anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillarys and Sherpa Tenzing Norgays ascent of Everest but also the amazing works completed by the Himalayan Trust - an organisation set up by Hillary to help the Sherpa communities, that is now the ‘living’ legacy of the Hillary story.

Our brief from the Museum team was to keep it ‘clear, simple and smart’ – which is sometimes the hardest brief of all.

A 5 meter by 3 meter, 3D CNC 'slice' of Everest is the central focus of the exhibition, mounted on a tesselated black plinth. The mountain had texture and day to night light passes video mapped onto it. We also video mapped the route of the final ascent journey with all its complexities and at key points on our model projected original film footage taken during and after the ascent. One of these extraordinary moments captured Hillary and Tenzing greeting the rest of the team back at base camp after their amazing ascent victory.

Using the exhibition space walls we took the visitor on a journey through the works that the Himalayan Trust have achieved since Hillary set up the organisation. Also, using large scale graphics we explained the ascent journey and how its success relied on the involvement of the entire team of over 100 climbers and sherpas.

One group of visitors left the following feedback : "It’s beautiful - just simple and beautiful the model tells a story in a way that words and pictures just can't. You can really see the struggles and the determination. I got goose bumps". The exhibition proved so popular that it was extended 6 months.  

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