Category Archive for: ‘Everest History’

GEX-EV-1035: Gazing up the sweeping cornices and rock steps of Everest's Northeast Ridge from Mushroom Rock at 28,300 feet. Lhotse rises behind and left. Photo by Jake Norton.

What Really Happened to George Mallory & Andrew Irvine? Part II

After reading Part I of this story, we’re all essentially on the same page with what we know about the …

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The 1924 Everest expedition. Back row, left to right: Andrew Irvine, George Mallory, Edward Norton, Noel Odell, and John Macdonald. Front row: Edward Shebbeare, Geoffrey Bruce, Howard Somervell, and Bentley Beetham.

What Really Happened to George Mallory & Andrew Irvine?

This is Part I of a 3-part blog post on the mystery of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. Please be …

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Charlie Houston, Yvon Chouinard, Bob Bates, Bob Craig, Ed Viesturs, and more!

Save the date for a night of mountaineering lore on April 10, 2010, as we celebrate  the accomplishments of four …

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Charlie Houston “Brotherhood of the Rope” Video

I've written quite a bit about Charlie Houston, the climbing legend who sadly passed away in September. Just the other …

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The Wildest Dream preview screening

The Wildest Dream is a new film on the story of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, starring Conrad Anker and …

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Thursday Thought: The Oft-Forgotten H. W. “Bill” Tilman

I've long been an admirer of Harold William "Bill" Tilman (1898-1977). I first encountered his name – and his legend …

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Hidden Histories of Exploration by the RGS

A few weeks ago, I posted about some previously unseen images from the 1922 Everest Expedition having been found by …

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Rare 1924 Everest Expedition footage now online!

Head on over to the British Pathe to see some amazing old films. Some of you may already be familiar …

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The Loss of a Legend: Dr. Charlie Houston, 1913-2009

Dr. Charles Houston, 1913-2009From Alpinist Magazine This morning, from several people, I heard the sad news that a climbing legend, …

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