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The mystery of Mallory and Irvine - Audrey Salkeld

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Title
The mystery of Mallory and Irvine
Author
Audrey Salkeld
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Pimlico
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19960404

On 8 June 1924 George Mallory and Andrew Irvine set off from camp at 26, 700 ft, bound for the summit of Everest. They were watched by Noel Odell who, in a famous despatch to THE TIMES, describes how the clouds parted to unveil the summit ridge and final peak of the roof of the world. He watched as the two black dots made towards the top, but after 5 minutes the clouds rolled in. They were never seen alive again. Did Mallory and Irvine conquer Everest almost 30 years before Hillary and Tenzing? How did they die? Were they the Olympian heroes described by history? Was George Mallory - friend of Lytton Strachey, Duncan Grant and Rupert Brooke - attempting to fulfil some poetic ideal by choosing as his climbing partner the inexperienced young Irvine?

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Type
BOOK
Edition
Revised Edition
Keyword Index
Mountaineers - Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)|Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) - Description and travel.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
326

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