We will stomp to the top with the wind in our teeth.
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The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this; What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.
|Birth:||18th June, 1886|
|Death:||8th June, 1924|
George Herbert Leigh Mallory was born in Mobberley, Cheshire, England. He was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. At the age of 13, he won a mathematics scholarship to Winchester College. In October 1905, he entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, to study history. In 1910, he began teaching at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey. During the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition, Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew "Sandy" Irvine both disappeared on the North-East ridge during their attempt to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain. The pair were last seen when they were about 800 vertical feet from the summit. Mallory’s body was found at 26,760 feet on 1 May 1999 and it was determined that he had died after a bad fall. His body was buried where it had been discovered. Irvine was not found. He wrote several books include: Climbing Everest and Boswell, the Biographer.
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