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The Epic of Mount Everest

    Naturevolume 120page77 (1927) | Download Citation



    SIR FRANCIS YOUNGHUSBAND has written a concise and inspiring account of the three expeditions which were organised by the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club. The first expedition reconnpitred the mountain in 1921; the following year the second expedition attempted to climb the mountain, but failed to reach the summit. At the climax of the third attempt, in 1924, Mallory and Irvine were seen for a moment climbing fast, and within reach of the goal. Did disaster overtake them before or after they accomplished their task? Unless those two gallant climbers did in fact reach the summit, and left a record there, the mystery may never be solved.

    The Epic of Mount Everest.

    By Sir Francis Younghusband. Pp. 319 + 16 plates. (London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1926.) 7s. 6d. net.

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