A documentary film will be released this year which tests the possibility of Mallory and Irvine being the first team to summit Everest. Documentary film maker Anthony Geffen
and a film crew set out this last summer with climbers Conrad Anker
and Leo Houlding
to recreate the fateful 1924 expedition. Altitude Everest Expedition
is comprised of a climbing documentary film, a behind the scenes film and an interactive website.
and Sandy Irvine
were last seen alive high on the northeast ridge of Mount Everest on June 8, 1924. Though there is much speculation about whether or not the duo reached the summit, the truth is not known. Could Mallory and Irvine have reached the top of the world nearly 30 years before Hillary
Dressed in period attire of wool, silk and leather, Anker and Houlding attempted to follow the same route Mallory and Irvine used, including the "Second Step", without the use of the bolted ladders used today.
Look for the documentary sometime this year on the VOOM HD