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  1. Glenda
    April 12, 2013

    I agree, it’s a great story and I too hope that it gets solved within the next few years or so. I’m looking forward to Graham Hoyland’s book on this (The Last Hours on Everest) in which he says he’s got new evidence, too. More grist to the mill!

    Good look with the Alzheimer’s’ fundraising – a very worthy cause.

  2. Keith Rayeski
    March 23, 2013

    Another discussion that goes round and round is; does a successful summit require a complete DECENT in combination with a successful ASCENT…..or is reaching the summit enough? I submit, it’s only half done….they may have been the first there, though I doubt it,,,,,”M” alone perhaps but I never felt that “I” was capable of the round trip. Hope he get’s the funding and finds Irvine AND, the camera of which the film can still be salvaged. And even at that, if “I” did not make the summit and “M” did, unless “M” took the camera with him and gave it BACK to “I” when they met back up….we may STILL not know the whole story!! Perhaps living this one to the ages is best?

  3. Kate E Smith
    March 4, 2013

    You will be delighted to hear that at the moment Alzheimer’s disease is having a great deal of coverage both on television and in the daily newspapers here in the ( UK ). We all agree it can never have too much publicity.Today there was a feature on how to help you prepare, if you are one of the unlucky ones to be struck down with this dreadful illness. Apparently it can be hereditary and I was not aware of this.

    It is wonderful to get up in the morning knowing there will be an Everest update. Thank you so much Alan for giving pleasure to so many whilst raising funds for such an important charity.Cheers Kate ( UK )

  4. Ajay Dandekar
    March 3, 2013

    Dear Tom, there are a few points to consider.. If Odell could continue in the storm then so could have Mallory and Irvine. Mallory’s sun glasses were found in his pocket…The sighting of Odell but where… his first impression as he recorded was ‘ saw M and I nearing the base of final pyramid’. The consensus on that is either the second step or the third step…The first step by any stretch of imagination does not fit the bill as described by Odell.. the rest follows if they were past the only difficulty that they had at 12.50…
    I know of some great credible research on climbing speeds by Phil Summers and hopefully he will soon be ready to publish..
    That said, the location of Irvine is still an open question.. did Wang really find Mallory or Irvine?

  5. Moe Kowbell
    February 27, 2013

    Mallory got 1/2 a summit even if he got to the top.

  6. Kate E Smith
    February 27, 2013

    Very interesting thoughts and story. Would love it to be solved in my lifetime. Somebody else needing funding ! Cheers Kate (UK )

  7. Alan Arnette
    February 27, 2013

    I agree Rolando, quite a mystery. There have been several books written about this by authors including Jochen Hemmleb, and Eric Simonson.

  8. Rolando Montenegro
    February 27, 2013

    I agree with Lauren. It sounds like a helluva story. Jon Krakauer?

  9. Lauren Cardillo
    February 27, 2013

    I love this story. The search for the lost camera. It is a great yarn.

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