Video: Young Filmmaker Explores Famous 1924 Everest Expedition

One of the great, enduring mysteries that surrounds Everest is whether or not George Mallory and Sandy Irvine reached the summit of the mountain back in 1924, nearly three decades before it was officially climbed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. The thought of such a feat is so enticing, that a team of climbers even went to the North Side of the mountain last spring in an attempt to find Irvine’s body in hopes of locating a long-lost camera that could hold proof of their success or failure. In this video, we explore this story further and look into theories as to how Mallory and his climbing partner could have potentially reached the top. And while the short documentary is intriguing in and of itself, I think you’ll be charmed by its young host, who takes his subject matter very seriously.

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  1. Archie that was a great video. Did you know there was an English boy not too much older than you on that expedition. If you read the paperback version of Tom Holzel’s and Audrey Salkeld’s book The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine page 290 onwards the 15 year old son of the Expeditions agent in Darjeeling was seconded to the expedition at the last moment to replace a Gurkha soldier who was to be a general helper but broke his leg. 15 year old Micky Weatherall’s presence on the expedition was confirmed by the last sherpa still alive. Micky got to help Captain Noel film it and was one of the last people to see Mallory and Irvine alive.

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