I’m writing a play for the 2014 Edinburgh fringe about George Mallory and I’d like to take a look at some of the type of oxygen equipment he would have used. I’ve only seen fairly grainy photos so far. Does anyone know if anything like that is still intact and if so where?
In reply to John Burns: Hi John
Mountain Heritage Trust have information on what Mallory was wearing when he was discovered and re-created the exact clothing with thanks to Mike Parsons and Mary Rose and their team. We have a booklet available with more info if you're interested.
The RGS is holding a 1953 Everest right now at it's premises in London. It's mainly photographs (good quality) and there is a lot about oxygen on Everest from the early expeditions (Mallory and Irvine) up to to the '53 one. There is an oxygen set on display, but IIRC is from '53
The exibition is well worth visiting, but I thinik it is only on for a few more days.
In reply to John Burns: Thanks for all the help. I've discovered that some of his kit is in a US museum. The drawing was very useful thanks. I'll get in touch with the RGS and let you know how I get on.