How a Frozen Camera Could Change History
A new expedition is being launched to find the body, and the camera, of a climber who attempted to scale Mount Everest in 1924. According to history, the first men to reach the summit of Mt. Everest were Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay in 1953.
They weren't the first to try, nor the last. There's been a bit of dispute though, as it is believed that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine may have succeeded nearly fifty years before the famed pair of climbers.
Mallory and Irvine attempted to scale the mountain in 1924 and were never heard from again. Expeditions have been launched since then to recover the bodies of the two climbers, but only Mallory has been found. The key to knowing whether the pair succeeded in scaling the mountain before they met their demise, say climbers, is finding the body of Andrew Irvine.
Along with Irvine's body, searchers hope to find his Vest Pocket Kodak camera, which could hold photographic evidence of their success, or lack thereof.