Commemorating the 100th anniversary of an enduring Everest mystery, this book sheds new light on the ill-fated 1924 Mount Everest expedition
Features unseen and rarely seen expedition images and cultural perspectives on the world's highest mountain
When British explorers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine attempted to become the first to summit Mount Everest in 1924, they disappeared without a trace. In 1999, Mallory's body was discovered; Irvine's still has not been found. The sweeping Everest 24 offers new insight into their dangerous journey, with contributions from leading experts who present contemporary views on Everest, share the overlooked stories of the Indigenous participants integral to expeditions, and explore the mountain's ecological and cultural meanings in captivating new essays.
The book is fully illustrated with maps, hand-tinted photographs, and never-before-published photos that capture the striking beauty of the mountain; the adventurous spirit of its climbers; and the resiliency of the local Indigenous guides and porters. Everest 24 contrasts the British desperation to claim Mount Everest as the "Third Pole" with the local communities' spiritual relationship to the mountain. The book also features:
Authoritative, striking, and immersive, Everest 24 is a remarkable tribute not only to the ill-fated expedition of 1924, but the majestic mountain itself and the human compulsion to chart the uncharted.