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June 6th - Everest’s unsolved mystery: Did Mallory and Irvine Reach the Summit?

It’s the centenary of one of the most celebrated mysteries in the history of mountaineering: did George Mallory and Andrew ‘Sandy’ Irvine reach the summit of Everest on 6 June 1924 – nearly three decades before the first documented climb to the top of the world?


Mallory’s body was found in 1999 on a research expedition organised by today’s guest, Graham Hoyland – who himself has reached the summit of Everest, and is the author of Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine’s Fatal Ascent.


Graham will be speaking at the annual Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial event takes place at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Saturday 8th June – tickets are still available from HimalayanTrust.co.uk


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