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FEARLESS ON EVEREST: QUEST FOR SANDY IRVINE 2000 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED BY Julie Summers
By Summers, Julie
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As we are writing this book description on May 2020, we discovered that the author Julie Summers had another well known ancestor besides Sandy Irvine. She is also the grand-daughter of Col. Philip Toosey. Lieutenant Colonel Toosey was the real leader of the British prisoners during WW2 who built the railroad and the real ''Bridge on the River Kwai." He was the character who Alec Guinness was modeled on. She has written a biography of Col. Toosey. This is a fascinating story with much more to it than we can describe here. Just search Bridge on the River Kwai, or Philip Toosey or Julie Summers and read the real story. BTW, the real bridge is still standing and in use!

2000, 1st UK edition. 290 pp, B/W photos.  Who was Sandy Irvine and why did Mallory choose him over Odell? This biography unveils the secrets of that choice, and the truths about a remarkable climber. Hardcover with dust jacket. Both are Fine.

SIGNED on the title page by Julie Summers.

* Includes never-before-published letters and photographs

* Written by an Irvine's great-niece!

Mallory and Irvine. These two names have been inextricably joined since the two climbers disappeared on Mount Everest more than 75 years ago. Could they have been the first to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain 30 years earlier than Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay?

Mallory's story has been well chronicled, but Irvine has always been overshadowed by his more famous climbing partner and little has been written about him. 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, 16 years his senior, select Irvine as his partner for the final assault 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 and photographs from Everest. Much more revealing than the diary that was published in 1979.

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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