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  Mallory and Irvine The Final Chapter Everest 2005:

Clues and the Chinese Part 2: Why all of this talk about Wilson's body at ABC


Photo Tom West Everest 2004 Expedition©EverestNews.com

How the 2005 climbers will search Everest for evidence that Mallory summited

Our climbers are world-class mountaineers.  They can summit Everest with ease (though they would not want us to say so).  They aren't following ropes put in by Sherpas – not that there is anything wrong with that.  But they want more…

They want to find more evidence of what really happened to Mallory and Irvine.

To do this, the climbers are splitting into several groups. One group is going to try to follow the route we think George took to the summit. Other climbers will search part of the route down from the summit pyramid to the Couloir. That gives us two chances to find evidence. First on the mountain itself.  Second in the studio, poring over every square foot of terrain on film. 

Another climber is going solo up another route.  No ropes, no sherpas, no support.  He will test if George could summit by himself up this route, and also search for artifacts Mallory might have left behind.

All the climbers plan to climb in near secret conditions. They don't want others to watch and follow them, as occurred last year.

These climbers don't know each other and their plans. But all have radios and a code. If any one of them gets into trouble, the code will hopefully bring help from the others. For even the best can have a bad day on Everest.

We did not recruit these climbers. After seeing the evidence we found last year, they all volunteered to go to Everest and search further.  They are mostly paying their own way, though www.everestgear.com and we (EverestNews.com) are helping some.'

They go, because they want to know the answer to the question.  Their summits might not even be reported, assuming they decide the touch the top, because that's not why there are going. They are going to find the answer.

In many ways

With our kindest regards and thanks, The Staff at EverestNews.com

We return to Mount Everest in search of an answer.

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