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Did Irvine and Mallory climb Everest? Archie Price Siddiqui investigates

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Did Irvine and Mallory climb Everest? Archie Price Siddiqui investigates
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Did Irvine and Mallory climb Everest? Archie Price Siddiqui investigates

 

This video explores the mystery of whether Sandy Irvine and George Mallory summitted Everest. This was produced by Archie Price Siddiqui (age 12) for a school project. The subject was “Climbing Everest – The local connection to Mallory & Irvine”. Archie had a little help from Terry Abraham, the Mountain Heritage Trust, the BMC, the Alpine Club, Leo Houlding, Julie Summers and Dave Hahn (US Mountain Guide, journalist & Lecturer). Filmed by Terry Abraham.


3 Jul, 2020

Good effort Archie.

Messner doesn't believe they did: he expressed the same opinion as Houlding that the second step is too hard for Mallory & Irvine to have climbed it free at that altitude in the 1920s.

3 Jul, 2020

I really enjoyed that, Archie. Very well done! There were some very interesting opinions and evidence in your film.

Fab.

BB

4 Jul, 2020

Wouldn't it be incredible if they had, though? In a way, I think it will be a massive shame if we ever find definitive proof that they didn't.

4 Jul, 2020

Great video Archie. Done like the pros.

4 Jul, 2020

What a charming film! Archie's narration was so lovely. Hard (well, impossible really) to argue with Leo Houlding's assessment but I suppose the romantic in all of us wants the possibility to continue to exist.

It seems as though Mallory and Irvine gave it all that anybody could possibly have given it and maybe, in the end, that's what matters most.

The film recently shown on here about a 1977 American failure on Latok shows that sometimes failure can be more impressive than success.

Mick

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