Home
   Today's News
   8000 Meters Facts
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
   Classified Ads
   Climb for Peace
  
Contact

   Downloads
  
Educational
  
Expeditions
  
Facts
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews

   Mailing List
   Media

   Medical
  
News (current)
   News Archives
   Sat Phones
   Search
   Seven Summits
   Snowboard
   Speakers
   Students
   Readers Guide
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

  Everest 2005: Mallory and Irvine The Final Chapter: Q&A Autumn 2005 Part 2


Q&A Autumn 2005 Part 2

©EverestNews.com

Hello from Canada and keep up the great work in unraveling the M&I mystery. I look forward to your updates every day and have the following four questions for you:

Q. EverestNews.com reader: Where does the normal route up the north ridge gain the ridge after the 2nd step?

A. EverestNews.com: Well that depends on how to define the "ridge". But after you go up the Second Step (as it is defined by climbers today), you come out on top and go parallel to ridge and then up the Summit Pyramid and then up an area you can see in the top picture. See below for a couple of pictures.

Stu Peacock's Everest video had much footage that would help many of you understand more about this whole area above high camp. Everest: In the Footsteps of Legends DVD-R NTSC VERSION and VHS Version

 ©EverestNews.com

 Above the Second Step headed for the Summit ©EverestNews.com

Q. EverestNews.com reader question continued: If Mallory goes up the true 2nd step and stays on the ridge above the pyramid snowfield there could be plenty of places to leave oxygen bottles, racks, etc. that have not examined climbers. Thanks for all your hard work.

A. EverestNews.com: There is a ton of space up high that is virgin ground. Today's climbers stay on the route put in by the Sherpas. Few go before the Sherpas, and even then the old ropes show the way. Mallory did not have "the Yellow brick road". While the way after the Second Step (on the ridge or the face) is very logical, Mallory could have varied from where the climbers go today. If one assumes he had enough oxygen to get to the Summit, which no one knows if he did or did not have enough, then one would presume the oxygen racks and bottles would of been left on the way down.

Where is Mallory's Oxygen rack? Is a 64 million dollar question!

Q. EverestNews.com reader: A question that will help me visualize the route that Mallory may have taken - according to your theory - to overcome the second step: Referring to the photo that shows the steps from the true ridge, does your theory have Mallory going to the left (East) to get around the top of the second step, or to the right (West)?

A. EverestNews.com: Our Theory has George staying on the Ridge.

On that note, we have now had time to study the film from 2005 and we agree with our climbers: "it is very possible to go that way staying on the ridge". YES!

Part 3 soon: (Sorry for the delay, it is always way too busy here...)

We returned to Mount Everest in search of an answer.

Dispatches

A cold weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura® upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand See more here.

 




 

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Atomic

   Big Agnes

   Black Diamond

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   Chaco

   Cloudveil

   Columbia
  
CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Exofficio

   FiveTen

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Gregory

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
  
Headlamps

   Hestra
  
Helmets

   Helly Hansen

   HighGear

   HornyToad
  
Ice Axes

   Julbo

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kelty

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Life is Good

   Lowa

   Lowe Alpine

   Lowepro

   Millet

   Motorola

   Mountain Hardwear

   Mountainsmith

   MSR

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Osprey

   Outdoor Research
  
Patagonia

   Pelican

   Petzl

   Prana

   Princeton Tec

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Royal Robbins

   Salomon

   Scarpa

   Scott

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Sterling Rope

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Teva

   Thermarest

   Trango

   Tool Logic

   Trekking Poles
  
Yaktrax
  
and more here

 

 

Send email to  • Copyright© 1998-2014  EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it