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12.7.10

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

I was reading 'Empire' magazine over the weekend and there is a piece about a new documentary film based on the 1924 Mount Everest summit attempt of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine....the film goes on release on 6th August.

It has always been a great source of debate whether the duo made it to the top or not...their bodies were found 800 feet from the summit, but were they going up or on their way back down ??.....it was aparent that mallory had fallen from a much higher ridge...but he had his goggles in his pocket which would suggest that he wasnt facing the sun, which would in turn suggest he was coming back from the summit, or as near as they got to it..or would it??...it's an 86 year old mystery at this stage...

..don't like the way Liam Neeson {who narrates the new film} says in the trailer - "George Mallory and his fellow climber"....why not say "George Mallory and Andrew Irvine"??


2 comments:

Marco said...

Depends how ya consider climbing tho, I mean I would consider a successful everst climb getting up there and coming back safely, getting up there and dying up there isnt really successful, it's like jumping out of a window and saying your flying and then dying.

Doug said...

i hear ya :)
thanks marco

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