The Mystery of Mallory & Irvine

The Mystery of Mallory Irvine The astonishing and compelling story of the greatest mystery in mountaineering fully revised after the discovery of Mallory s body on Everest

  • Title: The Mystery of Mallory & Irvine
  • Author: Tom Holzel Audrey Salkeld
  • ISBN: 9780898867268
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • The astonishing and compelling story of the greatest mystery in mountaineering fully revised after the discovery of Mallory s body on Everest.

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    1. This whole mountain climbing business is a big mystery to me. I'll never understand why people take crazy risks to spend five minutes atop the biggest rock in the world, then risk their necks again to get back down. To me it seems like putting yourself in peril to get to the bottom of a mountain you had no business being at the top of in the first place. People spend tens of thousands of dollars to get a chance at Everest, and in too many cases they don't come back. Apparently the slopes are lit [...]

    2. Based on the title, I thought this book would focus more on what ultimately happened on Mallory and Irvine's fatal climb of Mount Everest in 1924, and while it certainly does cover that, the book also serves as an excellent biography of George Mallory. Additionally, it gives a behind-the-scenes account of some of the controversies and in-fighting regarding the Everest expeditions of the 1920s through letters written by members of the Mount Everest Committee at the time. This account adds insight [...]

    3. A carefully researched an illuminating account of an astonishing endeavour in a time when explorers truly risked everything for their goal. I found myself skipping the portions dealing with the political shenanigans back in Europe, so that I could move on to the real epic. The book would have been improved by better maps.

    4. Es mucho más que el misterio de Mallory e Irvine, es una biografía bastante completa de George Leigh Mallory, con énfasis, por supuesto, en esa última expedición al Everest en 1924. Si eres amante del montañismo, el libro te resultará apasionante.

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