Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine by Peter Firstbrook

Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine by Peter Firstbrook

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Beginning with Sikdhar and Hennessy, this volume explores the events which led up to Mallory and Irvine's climb, traces the subsequent history of climbing on Everest and concludes with the story of the search for their bodies and cameras.

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Hillary and Sherpa Tensing Norgay became the first men to reach the summit of Everest. Or were they? Twenty-nine years previously, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Sandy Irvine died on their attempt on the summit. Many believe they were successful but perished on their return. This passionate debate has lasted nearly 75 years, and the truth can now be uncovered. Today, modern lightweight video cameras and specially tuned metal detectors make it a real possibility that the bodies of Mallory and Irvine will be found and with them, a unique photographic record. They each carried a Kodak VPK camera, containing negative which could lay to rest the debate over who was first to reach the roof of the world. Beginning with Sikdhar and Hennessy, who are credited with identifying the worlds highest mountain in 1852, Lost on Everest explores the events which led up to Mallory and Irvines climb, traces the subsequent history of climbing on the mountain and concludes with the exciting story of the search for Mallory and Irvine's bodies and cameras.

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SKU GOR005608266
Title Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
Author By (author) Peter Firstbrook
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0563487127
ISBN 13 9780563487128
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Description

Details

Hillary and Sherpa Tensing Norgay became the first men to reach the summit of Everest. Or were they? Twenty-nine years previously, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Sandy Irvine died on their attempt on the summit. Many believe they were successful but perished on their return. This passionate debate has lasted nearly 75 years, and the truth can now be uncovered. Today, modern lightweight video cameras and specially tuned metal detectors make it a real possibility that the bodies of Mallory and Irvine will be found and with them, a unique photographic record. They each carried a Kodak VPK camera, containing negative which could lay to rest the debate over who was first to reach the roof of the world. Beginning with Sikdhar and Hennessy, who are credited with identifying the worlds highest mountain in 1852, Lost on Everest explores the events which led up to Mallory and Irvines climb, traces the subsequent history of climbing on the mountain and concludes with the exciting story of the search for Mallory and Irvine's bodies and cameras.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005608266
Title Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
Author By (author) Peter Firstbrook
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0563487127
ISBN 13 9780563487128
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.