Tracks on Everest

The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine

A book about the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on Everest changes Jochen Hemmleb’s life in 1987. In the following decades, the now author and passionate mountaineer goes on a search for clues. What happened in 1924? Had Mallory and Irvine already reached the summit then? The search for answers becomes a guiding principle for Jochen Hemmleb’s entire life.

When the Englishman George Mallory first sees Mount Everest in 1921, the experience will shape the rest of his life until he disappears near the summit in the fog with his partner Andrew Irvine on June 8, 1924. Sixty-three years later, the then 16-year-old Jochen Hemmleb reads a book about the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine – and he has the unmistakable feeling that this story will change his lifeā€¦

Starting from both key moments, Jochen Hemmleb interweaves Mallory’s life path with his own. The search for the answer to what happened to Mallory and Irvine, as well as the mountains in general, form a guiding principle in his life that guides him through all the ups and downs.

A gripping detective story linked to a moving, reflectively told life story about intuition, vocation and the healing power of the mountains. And about the search for, finding and going one’s own way.

Book Details:

ISBN/GTIN 978-3-03913-053-5
Product type Buch
Binding Kartoniert, Paperback
Publisher AS Verlag
Publication date 15.06.2024
Pages 240 pages
Language German
Dimensions Width: 170mm. Height: 240mm
Illustrations color illustrations
Item No. 22106127

Please note that the book is not currently available in English!

Available June 2024, pre-order now!