In 1924, two British mountaineers disappeared trying to conquer Mount Everest. No one knows if they succeeded.


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#2

Good grief! Of course they disappeared. That’s Ama Dablam, not Everest!


#3

“So… you know that place where we’ve been looking forever?”


#4

What a dud-that mountain is clearly Ama Dablam. I think it has a nicer profile than Everest anyway.


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Climber Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mt. Everest in 1999 and wrote about it in his book: The Lost Explorer https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Explorer-Finding-Mallory-Everest/dp/0684871513/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1515015370&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=conrad+anker+the+lost+explorer


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I would venture that, in a conflict where one party ends up “missing, presumed dead” and the other remains “stable on a timescale that inspires an assortment of geologic cliches” one can make an educated guess about how well the conquest went.


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I believe the film “The Climb” used footage of Ama Dablam as a stand-in for Everest too. I guess the real Everest isn’t pointy enough to meet our expectations.


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I was going to suggest it was lack of preparation that caused Mallory and Irvine to disappear.

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At least put some trousers on!


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