Mallory & Irvine
national mallory
Catalogue number: ne cd 0.0
Format:cdr
50 copies packaging by brown sierra
Had the accident occurred on the upward or the downward climb? If Odell was right in claiming to have seen them moving up the ridge, and at a greater height than that at which the axe was found, the accident could only have taken place on the way back-i.e. while the pair were climbing downward. But had Odell really seen them? Doubts arose when the story was told of the optical illusion experienced by Eric Shipton on the day of the attempt made by Wyn Harris and Wager. Shipton was on his way back to camp 6, and had almost arrived when Smythe, moving up behind him, heard him shout, "Wyn Harris and Wager are at the second step! There was good reason for excitement, for if the other team crossed that particular obstacle there would be nothing further to stop them from reaching the top. They could quite clearly see the two black dots on the snow covered slope at the foot of the second step. They watched the black dots carefully; Smythe and Shipton then realized the dots were rocks sticking up out of the ice. This kind of optical illusion is frequent in the mountains, and many a climber has been deceived in the same way, could it not be that Odells eyes too, had deceived him? It was remembered that he thought he had seen Mallory and Irvine through a break in the clouds, and only for a moment or two. It had seemed that the climbers were moving up at a good pace: the fact that the difficulty of that particular section of the climb made fast climbing impossible. Odell said later that he was not sure if he had seen the first or the second step. If it was the first, then Mallory and Irvine were incredibly late at this time, since at 1pm they were only reaching the point where Wyn Harris and Wager had arrived at 7am, the latter party having started, admittedly, from a slightly greater height Most people tended favour the theory that the accident had happened on the way down, because on sloping ground climbers are more likely to fall in the direction in which they are moving. Were the two men on their way back from the summit? An account of Mallory and Irvine's incredible and harsh climb and accidental deaths on Mt Everest dressed only in tweed jackets layers of woolly jumpers and pockets of Kendal mint cake. Were they the first to reach the summit? Had the accident occurred on the upward or downward climb? These hard cold electronic oscillating tones will draw no conclusions.' Noisegate magazine
Mallory and Irvine National Express 02 Tape recording. An account of Mallory and Irvine's incredible and harsh climb and accidental deaths on Mt Everest dressed only in tweed jackets layers of woolly jumpers and pockets of Kendal mint cake. Were they the first to reach the summit? Had the accident occurred on the upward or downward climb? These hard cold electronic oscillating tones will draw no conclusions.noisegate review


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