Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine
This is the story of the finding of George Mallory’s body on the North Face of Mt. Everest nearly 75 years after Mallory disappeared along with Andrew Irvine while attempting to reach the summit in June 1924. Author Hemmleb was the originator of the Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, while co-authors Eric Simonson and Larry Johnson were the expedition’s leader and coordinator, respectively.
The forensic analysis of the evidence discovered with Mallory’s well preserved body makes for fascinating reading. The book includes beautiful color photographs of the artifacts found in and around Mallory’s body, of the 1999 expedition on its climb, and archival photos of the 1924 expedition. The highlight of the book is the step-by-step reconstruction of Mallory and Irvine’s summit climb.
: 205 pages with color photographs
: Jochen Hemmleb, Larry A. Johnson and Eric R. Simonson
: The Mountaineers Books
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