The Never-Ending Search for Mallory and Irvine’s CameraBy Steve Casimiro on March 1st, 2013
Did George Mallory and Sandy Irvine summit Everest before dying on the way down in 1924? It’s an age-old mystery and the one shred of evidence that might actually help shed light on it is their camera. Tom Holzel is an Everest historian who has for some time championed the idea that finding the camera will provide decisive photographic evidence either way. While Mallory’s body was discovered back in 1999, the camera wasn’t with him. Holzel believes it’s with the yet undiscovered remains of Irvine, and by examining high-resolution images of Everest he believes he’s located the body of Irvine. The catch is that Holzel needs to raise money to launch an expedition and that money hasn’t been forthcoming. It still might be, someday, but for now the 90-year-old mystery remains just that. Via The Adventure Blog
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