Saturday, April 01, 2006

George Mallory - The Lost Explorer

Finding Mallory; exploring the explorer

By Rome Jorge

“Because it is there,” said George Mallory famously, on why climbers climb, before he vanished at the age of 35 while attempting to be the first man to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, in 1924.

Conrad Anker, highly esteemed
mountaineer, North Face sponsored
athlete, and co-author of The Lost
Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount
Everest ice climbing in Nepal

“With the sole exception of Amelia Earheart, no lost explorer in the twentieth century has provoked a more intense outpouring of romantic speculation than George Mallory,” summarizes David Roberts. Did he and his partner Andrew Irvine, despite their primitive equipment and the horrific weather, and perhaps their own hubris, make it to the top before dying?

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