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.
poem of the day and tribute to Amelia Earhart: Voices of the Air by Katherine Mansfield
Never should a women go missing, under any circumstances. Yes, we can do it ! ~ they are fairly certain that they have finally found Amelia Erhardt's plane 600 ft under water, but need to go back with the technology to go down and check it out further.
"Wearing replica gear made from gabardine, wool, cotton and silk, he wanted to disprove the common myth that the 1920s climbers [George Mallory and Sandy Irvine] were ill-equipped to reach the summit [on Mount Everest]."
Capt. Lawrence Edward Grace (Titus) Oates (17.3.1880|16.3.1912), English Antarctic explorer, known for the manner of his death during the Terra Nova Expedition, when he walked from a tent into a blizzard, with the words "I am just going outside and may be some time." His death is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware his ill health was compromising his three companions' chances of survival, he chose certain death
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).