Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine : from the Expedition that Discovered Mallory's Body

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Mountaineers Books, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 205 pages
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For three quarters of a century, adventure enthusiasts around the globe have speculated about the fate of British mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. Did they reach the peak of Mount Everest before disappearing on June 6, 1924? How did they die? What was their fatal mistake? In 1999, the Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition set out to answer these questions by retracing the steps of the doomed climbers and in The Ghosts of Everest, they share their findings.

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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

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User Review  - Thomas Ullman - Goodreads

I loved this book for a number of reasons. That I like mountaineering albeit vicariously as I do suffer more and more from vertigo, I have always been fascinated by Mallory and Irvine and my granny ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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chapter THE DETECTIVE AND THE MYSTERY
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ABOUT TO WALK OFF THE MAP
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Copyright

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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.

Nothdurft is a nationally recognized consultant, author, and travel writer.

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