One of our favorite pictures: a climber
up high getting ready to go for it in 2004 ©EverestNews.com
In 2005 EverestNews.com supported several
world-class climbers who attempted to find evidence that George Mallory was
above the Second Step of Everest. All
climbers were independent. The risks they took was high.
They travelled off the beaten path, investigated possible Mallory routes and
searched areas of the mountain that have not been searched before. They found
more bodies and more artifacts/trash. They took many photos and much film. It
was a needle in a haystack hunt as we knew it would be.
They did not get to attempt to climb the real Second Step,
but they did film it and state they believe it is very possible to climb it.
The climber who had hoped to attempt the Couloir found the weather conditions
too dangerous and did not attempt the route. We have many pictures and film
to study. Many more we hope the climbers will send in over time...
Over the last 2 years many items have been found in person
and many items have been found on film. It would be great to someday try to
"pick up" the items found on film. Most of the 2005 pictures and film have not
been studied at all since the expedition. We expect it will take several
months to copy and review. Time will tell if the 2005 film will reveal more
items that needs collected.
In 2005, we concentrated on finding/filming evidence above
the Second and Third Steps. As we studied the evidence from 2004, we realized
that any evidence found below the Second Step will not solve the mystery of
whether or not Sandy or George Summited, with the exception of the multiple
cameras that various parties claim they might of had. Therefore, we believe we needed to
focus on high on the mountain.
We continued our survey
of Everest with high definition cameras. Much work to be done in the coming
Marking from an early English oxygen
bottles we found in 2004 ©EverestNews.com
We returned to Mount Everest in search of an answer.
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