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  Everest 2005: Mallory and Irvine The Final Chapter Everest 2005: The Everest fever


Map showing the location where Xu Jing said he saw a body in 1960. ©EverestNews.com

More from the Mallory and Irvine Team 2005

Team one is done. They have film and photos. Their job is done.  The weather forecast shows no WINDOW for climbers who are not real climbers at this point. This is where you separate the men and boys.... Some might say the fools and the ....

Anyway, we came here to do a job. The other teams who were going to search was not a serious effort. They never got out of the starting gates, well maybe that is not fair, they had some problems, maybe next year!

The guys thought it might be fun to shows some odds:

There are all based on where we are going and what we think might be there.

The odds of finding George Mallory's Oxygen bottle(s): 1:1,000

The odds of finding George's camera: Nil

The odds of finding Sandy Irvine: zero (not looking for him)

The odds of getting great footage this year: 4:1

The odds of us going places on the mountain that others except possibly George, has never been before: 9:1

The odds of one of us ringing the bell, for kicks: 1:1

The odds of one of us dieing: 1:100

Why do it, again Xu Jing has great words,

I’ll know the next time!” he is 77 and thinking of going again in his mind...

The Everest fever... Be careful, once you get it, it is hard to get rid of...

We return to Mount Everest in search of an answer.

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