My new book, “Last Hours on Everest” is just out. You see, before Hillary and Tenzing, who climbed Everest in 1953, there was George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, who disappeared high on the mountain in 1924. Aged 12 I met my cousin Howard Somervell, who was with Mallory and Irvine on that expedition. He told me how he had lent his camera to Mallory, and said that if I could find it I might prove that Mallory had climbed the mountain 29 years before Hillary and Tenzing.
I have spent most of my life trying to find out what happened to Mallory and Irvine, going to the mountain 9 times and being on the expedition that found Mallory’s body in 1999.
I think I have finally figured out what happened to Mallory and Irvine, and have reconstructed their last hours of their last climb.
I also deal with the present expedition: Seven Seas, Seven Summits.
It is getting excellent reviews. See www.malloryeverest.com