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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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?
British mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, both members of the Mount Everest expeditions in 1922 and 1924, are seen at base camp in Nepal. The pair was preparing to climb the peak of Mount Everest in June of 1924. It is the last image of the men before they disappeared on the mountain.
British Crimean War Service Medal with Inkerman and Balaklava Clasps