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Close-up of food items found at Camp VI.
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The North Face of Mount Everest from the Rongbuk Monastery.
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Pete Poston, part 2: Why Andrew Irvine Will Not Be Found in a Sleeping Bag!

Posted: Mar 23, 2011 12:58 am EDT

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Long time contributor to ExplorersWeb, this time around American researcher and climber Pete Poston revisits the Mallory & Irvine Everest mystery. The 2-part special follows last year's contribution by Tom Holzel who, after studying aerial images taken at 8200m, believes he has spotted Irvine. Poston throws in another clue, contradicting the sighting by Xu Jing of the 1960 Chinese Expedition. His team the first to climb Mallorys route to the summit, Xu reportedly saw an old body inside of a sleeping bag high up on the face....

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