It’s hard to see George Mallory the man through the fog of myth that’s enshrouded him since his death on Everest in 1924. But he was a man, sometimes brilliant, sometimes bumbling, whose rise to fame occurred only in the final three years of his life.
Mount Everest was identified as the world's tallest mountain in the 1850s. A new book asks why it took nearly 70 years for any known explorers to visit the mountain?
One man's quest to learn the fate of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine's 1924 summit bid. Could they have been the first men on top of the world?