Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp, Mallory and Irvine, 1924

The 1924 British Mount Everest expedition was the second expedition with the goal of achieving the first ascent of Mount Everest. After two summit attempts in which Edward Norton set a world altitude record, mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew ‘Sandy’ Irvine disappeared on the third. It is still unanswered whether or not they successfully climbed to the summit. Mallory’s body was found in 1999 but there is no evidence as to whether the summit was reached.