Who Conquered Everest First: George or Hillary?
A new movie claims Mount Everest was possibly conquered almost 30 years earlier than is thought. The Wildest Dream concludes that 1920s English adventurer George Mallory could be the first man to reach the top of the world's highest peak - decades before Sir Edmund Hillary. The feature documentary looks at the mystery surrounding Mallory, who risked everything in pursuit of his dream, using primitive gear and wearing gabardine and hobnailed boots. He was last seen alive in 1924 with climbing partner Andrew Irvine, just 244 metres below the mountain's peak, before the clouds closed in. In 1999, mountaineer Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s frozen body high in the mountain's so-called death zone, where many others also perished. Almost all of the adventurer's belongings were found intact on his body, apart from a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which he promised to place on the summit if he succeeded.
The photograph was never found, fueling ongoing speculation.
I think I'll go with George - even though he never got back to the bottom of the mountain.
Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced, wide-awake crescent-shaped smile