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  Mallory and Irvine The Final Chapter: The First Search for Mallory and Irvine


By Tom Holzel                           Continuing on from...

In spite of the fact that they discovered an ice ax belonging to one of their comrades who perished there in 1924, the climbers of the British Mt. Everest Expedition of 1933 did nothing to search for the two climbers—Mallory & Irvine on the snow terrace below.

The first climbers who did search for Mallory and Irvine were those of the French Army Expedition of 1981.  Commandant Jean-Claude Marmier had his men make several sweeps out onto the “8200m Snow Terrace”  Because of the heavy snow cover of their autumn climbing season  The French climbers were unable to find any traces.

Photo: JC Marmier, Expedition Armee Francaise, 1981 Source Tom Holzel

 

 
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