Ghosts of Everest
The Search for Mallory & Irvine
- Written by members of the team who found Mallory’s body
- The inside story of the research expedition’s findings and their new theories
- Includes exclusive photos
The disappearance of George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Comyn Irvine high on Mt. Everest in 1924 has been one of the most puzzling unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century. On May 1, 1999, the Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition found George Mallory’s body-astonishingly well preserved-high on the wind swept North Face of Everest. But that is not all they found. In Mallory’s pockets, and elsewhere on the mountain, the researchers found answers to the question that has plagued historians and mountaineers alike: Did they make it? And if they did, what happened to them?
Ghosts of Everest is the exclusive inside story of what they found and, for the first time, what this new evidence tells us about Mallory and Irvine’s momentous last day.