Expedition to Search for Irvine and Mallory’s Camera on EverestBy Rocky Thompson on August 10th, 2011
After 87 years the issue of who first made the summit on Everest if up for debate. The only loose thread is George Mallory and Andrew Irvine who disappeared during their summit bid. Mallory’s body was found years ago, but he didn’t have the camera that could potentially hold a photo of one of the duo standing at the top of the world. It’s suspected that Irvine would have carried the evidence. Now the BBC is filming an attempt on a group looking for Irvine’s body, which would hopefully have the camera intact and preserved in the freezing temps after all these years. The team is using satellite imagery to hone in on what they think might be Irvine’s body, and they’ll go after him in December. The weather might not be great then, but at least the mountain won’t be too crowded. Some would prefer that the team’s camera remain one of the great mountaineering mysteries. Regardless it was only a matter of time until someone went looking, and perhaps we’ll one day find out.
via Adventure Blog