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The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest

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On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared somewhere near the summit of Mount Everest, leaving open the tantalizing question of whether they had reached the summit of Everest twenty-nine years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. In 1999, climber Conrad Anker discovered Mallory's body on Everest and helped solve one of the greatest mysteries in the history of adventure and exploration. In The Lost Explorer, Anker and historian David Roberts craft a dramatic account of the expeditions of 1924 and 1999, and ultimately capture the passion and spirit of two men driven to test themselves against nature at its most brutal.

Synopsis:

On June 8, 1924, mountaineers George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared on Mt. Everest. Did Mallory conquer Everest 30 years before Edmund Hillary? In 1999 Anker and Roberts found the answer, in this riveting book they describe Mallory and Irvine's final days, the journey that led them to Mallory's body, and the clues that helped them piece together the truth about the daring ascent. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared somewhere near the summit of Mount Everest, leaving open the tantalizing question of whether they had reached the summit of Everest twenty-nine years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. In 1999, climber Conrad Anker discovered Mallory's body on Everest and helped solve one of the greatest mysteries in the history of adventure and exploration. In The Lost Explorer, Anker and historian David Roberts craft a dramatic account of the expeditions of 1924 and 1999, and ultimately capture the passion and spirit of two men driven to test themselves against nature at its most brutal.

About the Author

Conrad Anker is a professional mountaineer who has climbed around the world, from the Himalayas to Antarctica to Patagonia. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue
Snickers and Tea
Mon Dieu! — George Mallory!
Dissonance
Mallory of Everest
Rescue
Teeth in the Wind
The Second Step
Apotheosis
Acknowledgments
Index
Photo Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684871523
Subtitle:
Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest
Author:
Anker, Conrad
Author:
Anker, Conrad
Author:
Roberts, David
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
TR-01-5
Publication Date:
20010508
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in 7.120 oz

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"Synopsis" by , On June 8, 1924, mountaineers George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared on Mt. Everest. Did Mallory conquer Everest 30 years before Edmund Hillary? In 1999 Anker and Roberts found the answer, in this riveting book they describe Mallory and Irvine's final days, the journey that led them to Mallory's body, and the clues that helped them piece together the truth about the daring ascent. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared somewhere near the summit of Mount Everest, leaving open the tantalizing question of whether they had reached the summit of Everest twenty-nine years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. In 1999, climber Conrad Anker discovered Mallory's body on Everest and helped solve one of the greatest mysteries in the history of adventure and exploration. In The Lost Explorer, Anker and historian David Roberts craft a dramatic account of the expeditions of 1924 and 1999, and ultimately capture the passion and spirit of two men driven to test themselves against nature at its most brutal.
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