Ghosts of Everest: The Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory & Irvine

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Pan, 2000 - Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) - 208 pages
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Did Mallory and Irvine reach Everest's summit 30 years before Hillary and Tenzing? Until now, clues about what happened to these two Everest pioneers had been scant and misleading. Until now, no one has known whether they reached the summit. Until now, no one has known where or how they perished.

This is a detective story of the first order. It is the story not just of Mallory and Irvine's last climb, but of the team of climbers and researchers who, together, found the body of perhaps Britain's greatest mountaineer and uncovered the startling story he had waited so long to reveal. Written by the three key members of the team, and incorporating extensive interviews with other team members, GHOSTS OF EVEREST is the dramatic unfolding of both the 1999 and 1924 expeditions, woven together into a compelling narrative.

This book is the definitive account and has become an instant classic.

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Review: Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine

User Review  - Will White - Goodreads

A good book about Everest. The pictures make it worth the read. I enjoyed Mallory's biography more. Read full review

Review: Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine

User Review  - Mary E - Goodreads

I knew there was a group of climbers that attempted and nearly succeeded in reaching the summit of Everest way before Hillary and Norgay, but I didn't know how close they came or under what ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Hemmleb is a Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition originator and historian. He is a graduate student is geology at Johann Wolfgang University, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. A mountaineer for seventeen years, he has summited forty-five 4,000-meter peaks in Europe and climbed in East Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, and the Himalaya.

Johnson is a Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition coordinator. He is a publishing consultant specializing in acquisitions and marketing of outdoor books.

Simonson is a Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition leader. He has been a mountain guide since 1973. He is a founding partner of International Mountain Guides and Mount Rainier Alpine Guides, based in Ashford, Washington. He is one of the most experienced and successful expedition leaders in the world.

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