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George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886–1924) English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest. During the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition, Mallory & his climbing partner Andrew "Sandy" Irvine both disappeared on the North-East ridge during their attempt to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain. The pair were last seen when they were about 800 vertical feet from the summit. Mallory's fate was unknown until his body was discovered in 1999

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 Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

George Mallory (right)— talented and moody mountaineer who died on Everest in 1924. Most of the people he knew (especially men) thought he was just the sexiest thing… so do I! And don’t forget his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine (left).

Climbing Everest: The Complete Writings of George Mallory by George Leigh Mallory

george-mallory.jpg (448×722) I wonder if todays climbers could 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.

Nepalese woman mountaineer Chhurim has been recognized fro climbing Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season. She's 29.

Mt. Everest. Circa 1953 what equipment. would like to see if explorers today could climb using this old equipment

Stairs of Death in Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, via Flickr. Imagine climbing these stairs, carrying heavy stone, starving. And being killed if you fell or faltered. These stairs are difficult enough to navigate under the best circumstances, let alone under the conditions the prisoners faced.

Ice Climbing on Mount Everest. Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Qomolangma

Climbing Mt. Everest - extreme beauty seeking! Whew! So awesome though.