Everest Needs You, Mr Irvine
The disappearance of Mallory and Irvine close to the summit of Mount Everest in June 1924 is perhaps the most compelling, the most romantic and the greatest unsolved mountaineering mystery of all time. What happened to the two men, last seen going strong for the top, has never been resolved. Were they coming down from the summit or had they turned back, defeated? The discovery of Mallory s body in 1999 answered none of these questions but it excited speculation and enthralled a new generation.
Archive :: production:T0241335349, lecture:S885205810, venue:V43
Writer, broadcaster and historian Julie Summers, Irvine s great niece and biographer, brings alive one of the most exciting stories linked to Mount Everest.