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Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine (2000)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0898867967, Paperback)Includes never-before-published letters and photographs The mystery of Mallory and Irvine continues to capture public imagination Written by an Irvine family member
Mallory and Irvine. These two names have been inextricably joined since the two climbers disappeared on Mount Everest more than seventy-five years ago. Mallory's story has been well chronicled, but Irvine has always been overshadowed by his more famous climbing partner. Little has been written about him until now. Who was he? Why was he invited by the British Everest Committee to join the 1924 expedition despite his limited mountaineering experience? And why did Mallory, sixteen years his senior, select Irvine as his partner for the final assult on the summit? Julie Summers, great niece of Sandy Irvine, has been fascinated since childhood by the story of "Uncle Sandy." In May 2000, Julie made an astonishing discovery: a long forgotten and unopened trunk containing Irvine's letters nad photographs from Everest. Drawing on these and other material, Julie writes a revealing story of a fearless young adventurer whose life and death linked him with one of the greatest mountaineering legends of all time.
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