George Mallory - Historical Footage at Everest

On the 8th of June, 1924, George Mallory and Andrew (Sandy) Irvine were attempting to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. They were last seen on the northeast ridge, about 800 feet from the top of the mountain.

Then they disappeared.

For seventy-five years, no one knew what had happened - until Mallory’s mummified body was found.  To this day, no one can be sure whether the two men reached the top of the world's highest mountain, and Irvine's body is still missing.

See these famous climbers, in their heyday, in this video clip which features historical footage.

Media Credits

Compilation of historic, recreated and archival footage, online via YouTube.


Alexander Frederick Richmond Wollaston (1875 - 1930) took the photo of the 1921 climbing team which included George Mallory.  The men, in the picture linked above (for “George Mallory”), are:

Back row, left to right:  Guy Bullock, Henry Morshead, Oliver Wheeler and George Mallory.

Front row, left to right:  A.M. Heron, Sandy Wollaston, Charles Howard-Bury et Harold Raeburn


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