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mikehike on 26 Aug 2011
Get it while you can, just two days left...
George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest.

He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924 as the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world.

Did he make it
WJV0912 on 27 Aug 2011
In reply to mikehike: Cheers for the recommendation, shall give it a watch!
Tony the Blade on 01 Sep 2011
In reply to mikehike:
> Get it while you can, just two days left...
> George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest.
>
> His death stunned the world.
>
Damn you and your lack of *spoiler alert!
Cornelius Kite - on 01 Sep 2011
In reply to mikehike: Being so familiar with the Mallory/Everest story, the really interesting angle of the programme for me was his family (his wife Ruth and his son/daughters). I couldn't find out very much about their lives (apart from the facts that Ruth died of cancer, as did his younger daughter, and the husband of his other daughter died in a climbing accident), though it seems that his son John is still alive (?) would like to know more if anyone has any links/info.

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