By 1924, two attempts had been made to climb Mount Everest. The first expedition basically sought to locate a route on to the mountain. The second expedition was the first true attempt to climb the great summit. In 1924, armed with greater knowledge and better preparation, a new team set out once more for the Rongbuk glaciers and the peak above.
- What would be the fate of this latest heroic expedition?
- Would they succeed where others had failed before?
- What was the fate of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine when the clouds obscured their progress upwards?
This yet more gripping classic narrative, recorded admirably by Colonel Norton, is the tantalising tale of man's third expedition to Mount Everest from Tibet in 1924. George Mallory’s vivid letters, photographs and various contributory observations about the expedition are included.