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DETECTIVES ON EVEREST: 2001 MALLORY & IRVINE EXPEDITION 2002 1st ed Rare Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Eric Simonson and Jochen Hemmleb
By Hemmleb, Jochen and Eric Simonson, emmleb, Jochen and Eric Simonson, Hemmleb, Jochen and Eric Simonson, Hemmleb, Jochen and Eric Simonson
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USA, 2002, 1st edition. 208 pp, 10 color, 70 b/w photos. In 2001 an expedition searched for Irvine's body. Evidence of Irvine and Mallory was discovered, and the results have been kept secret until now. New Large hardcover with dust jacket.
 
SIGNED by Eric Simonson and Jochen Hemmleb, the trip leaders and book authors. 
 
THIS HARDCOVER WAS A SPECIAL EDITION OF 500 COPIES AND WAS NEVER SOLD IN BOOK STORES. It was a special printing for a climbing shop or online seller of climbing gear. It may have been Fish Products, I forget. They had the Mountaineers, the publisher, print a large quantity, several hundred copies. They then arranged for Eric Simonson and Jochen Hemmleb to sign all the copies. 

They contacted us when they were unable to sell all the copies they had printed. They may have thought that because they hard a large customer base they could sell a lot of books. We bought a reasonable quantity, I forget, but it was probably fewer than 200. We were able to sell the books. Today's copy just came in to us from a customer who sold her copy back to us, 20 year later. 

This is the continuing story of Ghosts of Everest, a best-selling book of Eric Simonson's expedition that found George Mallory's body in 1999.

A breath-holding account of Simonson's team rescuing two groups of climbers others had left for dead and giving up their attempt to find Irvine in the meantime

Remarkable discoveries at almost every turn

When the research team led by Eric Simonson found George Mallory's body high on Everest in 1999, the news made headlines around the world-and ignited intense debate. One question, at least, remained unanswered: What happened to Mallory's partner, Andrew Irvine?

In 2001, Simonson's team returned in search of answers among the high camps on Everest's north side. Detectives on Everest is the story of this second expedition, and what it found, including new archeological findings from the early British and Chinese climbs on Everest. It is also the story of an exciting rescue, one that led the climbers to make some important discoveries about their own values. As Dave Hahn, Andy Politz, Tap Richards, and Jason Tanguay, accompanied by Phu Nuru and Fu Dorji, were preparing for their own summit attempt, they discovered that five climbers from two other expeditions were in dire straits on the mountain. Abandoning their ascent plans, the team pulled off one of the highest, most technically difficult rescues in history even as other climbers passed them by, refusing to help. Although the rescue effectively ended the expedition, it renewed the team's respect for the mountain and its history.

It also earned four of the team members and two of the Sherpas the David A. Sowles Memorial Award, which the American Alpine Club bestows upon mountaineers who have distinguished themselves, with unselfish devotion at personal risk or sacrifice of a major objective, in going to the assistance of fellow climbers imperiled in the mountains.But the story does not end there. Surprisingly, the most tantalizing clue to the mystery of Mallory and Irvine was uncovered not on the mountain-but in Beijing. Shortly after the expedition ended, Hemmleb and Simonson traveled to China to interview climbers from the 1960 and 1975 Chinese expeditions. What they were told might hold the key for future detectives on Everest. A video of this expedition, Found on Everest, is available online.


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