Raw Video of the Moment Mount Everest Climber’s Body Was Discovered 75 Years After Going Missing

WARNING: Video contains graphic images and may be upsetting to some readers.

On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew “Sandy” Irvine went missing during their ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

Their disappearance led to decades of speculation regarding what truly happened to them.

It wasn’t until 75 years later in 1999, during the Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition, that a group of veteran mountaineers discovered Mallory’s remains. His mummified, frozen body was located on the Northeast Ridge. Labels sewn into his clothing confirmed that it was, in fact, him.

Irvine’s body was never recovered.

George Mallory and Andrew Irvine

In recent years, evidence surfaced that Mallory’s body may have been spotted more than sixty years previous, during a 1936 expedition led by Frank Smythe. Allegedly, Smythe kept the news a secret, as to pay respect for the fallen mountaineer.

Advertisement
Advertisement