New Evidence Suggests Mallory and Irving Killed by Storm on EverestBy Rocky Thompson on August 11th, 2010
The disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irving on their June 8, 1924 Everest summit bid has been a thing of mystery. Sort of. We know they went up and never came back…there’s really not that much mystery. But people point out that we don’t know exactly what happened, and instead of accepting that small mystery, they’ve dug into the day’s weather reports.
A potential answer to that mystery came in an old sheaf of papers at the Royal Geographical Society in London when a researcher noticed the precipitous drop in pressure of those days. The pressure drop actually mirrors that of one on Everest in 1996 that preceded a furious storm that claimed eight people.