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THE LOST EXPLORER: FINDING MALLORY ON MOUNT EVEREST Anker and Roberts 2001 Softcover Very Good-Fine
By Anker, Conrad & David Roberts.
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New York, Touchstone, 2001. 192 pp, 21 b/w photos. Used softcover. Very Good to Fine.

On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared somewhere near the summit of Mount Everest, leaving open the tantalizing question of whether they had reached the summit of Everest twenty-nine years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. In 1999, climber Conrad Anker discovered Mallory's body on Everest and helped solve one of the greatest mysteries in the history of adventure and exploration. In The Lost Explorer, Anker and historian David Roberts craft a dramatic account of the expeditions of 1924 and 1999, and ultimately capture the passion and spirit of two men driven to test themselves against nature at its most brutal. Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory, then climbed the difficult 'second step', the hardest pitch on Everest with Dave Hahn. 

David Roberts continues to write award-winning books and articles that are published worldwide. He made several pioneering, significent first ascents in Alaska including the Wickersham Wall on Mt McKinley, Kachatna Spire, East Face of Mt Dickey, etc. He co-authored with Bradford Washburn the magnificent book, Mount McKinley, The Conquest of Denali and is in 2006 ghost writing Ed Viesturs story of his 8000 meter climbs.


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