1924 British Everest Expedition, the third British expedition to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Back row, left to right; Andrew Comyn Irvine, George H. Leigh-Mallory (Climbing Leader), Lt. Colonel Edward F. Norton (Acting Leader), Noel E. Odell, and John MacDonald. Front row; Edward O. Shebbeare (He was in charge of transport), Capt C. Geoffrey Bruce, Dr T. Howard Somervell and Bentley Beetham.
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The incredibly beautiful profile of doomed English mountaineer Andrew 'Sandy' Comyn Irvine (1902 - 1924) who took part in the third British expedition to Mount Everest. Both he and his climbing partner George Mallory disappeared near the summit. Mallory's body was found years later but Irvine's remains still have to be discovered.
George-Mallory & Edward Norton. Could todays climbers replicate the early days of climbing on MT. Everest with early equipment?
Mount Everest. Climbers sometime stumble upon men and women who are dying on the mountain but have no way of helping them so they must leave them to die. Two climbers found this woman alone dying yelling, "Please don't leave me", but were forced to continue on and let her die as they had no means to help her and staying would risk their lives. Years later, they saved up enough money to finally return and give her a proper burial.
The remarkable Captain Flora Sandes – the only British woman to serve as a front-line soldier in WW1
Annie Smith Peck was born in 1850. She was a woman ahead of her time: a mountaineer, adventurer, world traveler, and suffragette. Most of Annie Peck's travel and climbing was done in South America. When she climbed the 21,812 foot Peruvian peak Huascaran, she set the record for highest Western Hemisphere peak climbed by an American man or woman. In 1894 she became third woman to scale the Matterhorn, and the first to do so in pants.