Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Because it's there

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.

George Mallory 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 and Norgay?

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 Networks.



Anonymous David said...

Looking forward to seeing this documentary. I got to see a presentation a few weeks back about this by Anthony at The Community Library in Ketchum, ID. Some amazing footage and certainly an intriguing tale. A real professional story teller - he and his production company . It ought to be good.

1/09/2008 11:38 AM

Blogger Average Ability said...

That is how I heard of this project. I live in Hailey but was unable to attend the presentation. I read about it in the Wood River Journal and began researching from there.

It should be an outstanding film.

1/09/2008 3:24 PM


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