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  Mallory and Irvine: The Final Chapter


Mallory and Irvine: The Final Chapter: Mallory and Irivne

Highlights: The Team's Theory and Our Theory 10/2004 and The EverestNews.com Exclusive Interview with Xu Jing who found Sandy Irvine in 1960 and The Final Chapter of Sandy Irvine?

Update: Q&A January 2005 Part One

Update: Q&A January 2005 Part Two

Update: Q&A January 2005 Part Three

"To Do" list and The Mallory and Irvine Route pass or up the Steps on Everest?

Dispatch Index

The climbers have begun arriving at Mount Everest, bringing with them the energy and spirit of adventure that has captivated us, and our imaginations, now for almost a century.

This spring we at EverestNews.com will embark upon our own journey to the mountain, picking up from the last sighting of George Leigh Mallory and Andrew (Sandy) Irvine near the summit during the British Everest Expedition of 1924.

The spirit of our expedition is rooted in historical curiosity, and born out of a sense of honor and respect to those who have ventured before us. Our objectives are to locate Sandy Irvine, retrieve the camera it is believed he carried, and to re-construct the final events to learn if the summit was gained. Our intention is to return the personal possessions to the Irvine family as they have requested of us, and most importantly, to give Sandy the Christian burial as he deserves and as has been requested by the family.

We will need the help of the entire climbing community while on Mount Everest. We have been asked by the family that information from the mountain be relayed to them before this information is given to anyone else. Please help us to respect the family’s wishes.  After a burial, in most countries it is a legal requirement that thereafter the body remains untouched. The family requests this, and we join them in their belief that this practice should be respected in the mountains.

We will attempt to treat the subject with the utmost respect. We won't be perfect, but we will try very hard. We will go very quietly and very slowly. We will stay focused and small. We need to stay on task and without complex agendas. No reporters, no cameramen, and no interviews while on the mountain. Our names are not important. This is not about us.

We go to Mount Everest in search of an answer.

Everest 1924-2004

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