Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
When the research team led by Eric Simonson found George Mallory's body high on Everest in 1999, the news made headlines around the world-and ignited intense debate. One question, at least, remained unanswered: What happened to Mallory's partner, Andrew Irvine? In 2001, Simonson's team returned in search of answers among the high camps on Everest's north side. Detectives on Everest is the story of this second expedition, and what it found, including new archeological findings from the early British and Chinese. It is also the story of an exciting rescue as the team pulled off one of the highest, most technically difficult rescues in history even as other climbers passed them by, refusing to help.