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  Update Two: Mallory and Irvine The Final Chapter: The retrieval of the camera


As we announced in October 2003: In the Spring of 2004, EverestNews.com plans to lead an expedition to find "the camera"; The camera may hold photographs which could bring closure to the  mystery of Mallory and Irvine's summit attempt on Mt. Everest in 1924.

Since announcing the expedition several things have occurred. Some of the the more interesting items/thoughts are:

  • We learned that some Sherpas last year were offered "a lot of money" if they found Irvine/camera.
  • Several climbers have offered their support, knowledge and abilities to EverestNews.com in support of the expedition.
  • We have received various recommendations on the care of the camera. While there is no consistent recommendation and  opinions vary widely, we have formulated a plan to handle the camera.
  • Some have asked, Are you going for sure? We are going for sure.
  • Many have offered (or asked) EverestNews.com input on the possible fall route of Irvine. While it is certainly possible that he fell. We don't believe Sandy Irvine fell based on our evidence obtained to date. We believe he died like many other climbers on Everest. We believe he sat down and died.
  • Numerous people have asked about the "search". As our title states, we are planning for "The retrieval of the camera", a search would be conducted only if the camera is not where we believe it is located.
  • We believe many of the others questions can be answered easily by reading the earlier Q&A. Please do not overanalyze the questions or answers.
  • Our plan is really very simple. We are trying very hard to stay to our plan. We have been warned over and over that many will try to stop us. We will see.

 
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