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FALLEN: George Mallory's Tragic 1924 Everest Expedition with Author Mick Conefrey

May 13, 2024 Thom Pollard
FALLEN: George Mallory's Tragic 1924 Everest Expedition with Author Mick Conefrey
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FALLEN: George Mallory's Tragic 1924 Everest Expedition with Author Mick Conefrey
May 13, 2024
Thom Pollard

These days many people are often very cynical about Mount Everest. When they hear about it or think about it they think Mount Everest is a place with a pile of abandoned bodes, often with images of garbage and human waste and long lines of climbers on the summit ridge.

But, there was a time when it was believed Everest was impossible to climb, the early explorers of Mount Everest literally walking off the map to places that were vast unexplored places.

In this episode,  Mick Conefrey, author of the book FALLEN: GEORGE MALLORY AND THE TRAGIC 1924 EVEREST EXPEDITION reveals more layers to the complex man called Galahad of Everest, George Mallory. Did he make it to the summit? Was his choice of Andrew 'Sandy" Irvine as his climbing partner his most fatal decision? And, Noel Odell....where were Mallory and Irvine when spotted them on the summit ridge, heading strong for the top.

What was Mallory's tragic flaw? Could he have declined his invite to Everest in 1924 in the first place? Could he have chosen to climb with Noel Odell on June 8th? Mick Conefrey elaborates in this awesome interview.

Please share your thoughts in the comments! 

Mick Conefrey's book Fallen:
https://www.amazon.com/Fallen-George-Mallory-Everest-Expedition/dp/1639366350

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Show Notes

These days many people are often very cynical about Mount Everest. When they hear about it or think about it they think Mount Everest is a place with a pile of abandoned bodes, often with images of garbage and human waste and long lines of climbers on the summit ridge.

But, there was a time when it was believed Everest was impossible to climb, the early explorers of Mount Everest literally walking off the map to places that were vast unexplored places.

In this episode,  Mick Conefrey, author of the book FALLEN: GEORGE MALLORY AND THE TRAGIC 1924 EVEREST EXPEDITION reveals more layers to the complex man called Galahad of Everest, George Mallory. Did he make it to the summit? Was his choice of Andrew 'Sandy" Irvine as his climbing partner his most fatal decision? And, Noel Odell....where were Mallory and Irvine when spotted them on the summit ridge, heading strong for the top.

What was Mallory's tragic flaw? Could he have declined his invite to Everest in 1924 in the first place? Could he have chosen to climb with Noel Odell on June 8th? Mick Conefrey elaborates in this awesome interview.

Please share your thoughts in the comments! 

Mick Conefrey's book Fallen:
https://www.amazon.com/Fallen-George-Mallory-Everest-Expedition/dp/1639366350

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