About this book
Subtitled, "The Great War, Mallory & The Conquest Of Everest". A work of history, biography and adventure which looks at the 1920s expeditions to climb Everest, and the wider social context of Mallory's efforts.
Of the twenty-six British climbers who, on three expeditions (1921-24), walked 400 miles off the map to find and assault the highest mountain on Earth, all had endured the slaughter. This title asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept on climbing on that fateful day.