Normal (in red) vs. Everestnews.com (in blue) routes up the 2nd Step. Photo, courtesy of Franck Pitula.
Same view basically as on upper image, but emphasizing the top part of the 2nd Step. Photo, courtesy of Franck Pitula.
Unlike Miss Hawley, Conrad Anker actually met Oscar and spoke to him about Everest. Conrad Anker after summiting Everest in 1999. Photo, courtesy of Jochen Hemmleb.
Mallory & Irvine Everest mystery - Conrad Anker: "No bypass to the Second Step"
Posted: Mar 02, 2006 03:30 pm EST
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(MountEverest.net) In a 5 part ExWeb series published in 2004, researchers Pete Poston and Jochen Hemmleb (author of several books on the subject) offered interesting insights into the quest for the true fate of Mallory and Irvine. The pair introduced the mystery, presented their own opinions and criticised a route theory proposed by EverestNews; an armchair Everest website run out of Ohio.Not only did the theory lack documentation and photographs, it also involved some serious climbing stunts, and rested on unidentified...
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