Mount Mallory
3270m (10729ft.)

Located in the Wood River Valley northwest of Mount Clemenceau. Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 52; 18; 30 Longitude 118; 01; 40, Topo map 83D/08


Named by J. Monroe Thorington in 1923. Mallory, George Herbert Leigh (A mathematician at Cambridge, George Mallory participated in the 1922 British attempt on Mount Everest and, together with Andrew Irvine, lost his life near the summit of Everest on a later expedition.) Unofficial name.

First ascended in 1927 by Alfred J. Ostheimer, guided by Hans Fuhrer. Journal reference CAJ 16-34.


Other Information

George Herbert Leigh-Mallory led three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the 1920s. On the third, in 1924, Mallory and Andrew Irvine made an attempt at the summit but disappeared in heavy weather, never to return. It seemed certain they had perished on the mountain, but whether they reached the summit before they died was unknown. A 1999 expedition found Mallory's frozen body 27,000 feet up Everest's north face. The body was remarkably well preserved, but offered no evidence that Mallory had made it to the summit before his death.

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