THE LOST EXPLORER. Finding Mallory on Mount Everest

New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999). First edition. Hardcover. This copy inscribed by Conrad Anker in 'May Y2K' on the title page "Bill / With admiration / for all that you / bring to our / planet!" (signed 'Kindly, Conrad'). This adventure story concerns how Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the explorer who may have conquered Everest nearly 100 years ago. On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine were last seen climbing toward the summit of Mount Everest. Clouds soon closed around them, and they vanished into history. Ever since then mountaineers have wondered whether they reached the summit twenty-nine years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. On May 1, 1999, Conrad Anker, one of the world's strongest mountaineers, discovered Mallory's body lying facedown, frozen into the scree and naturally mummified at 27,000 feet on Everest's north face. The condition of the body, as well as the artifacts found with Mallory are important clues in determining his fate. Illustrated. 191 pages with index and photo credits. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #14697
ISBN: 0684871513

Price: $125.00

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