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July 21, 2006


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Bill Yowell

Hi Jake,

Interesting video, but I am unable to get any sound out of it. I don't think it's my PC, but who knows, these things aren't toasters, are they.

(You may recall that we met when you gave your talk in Colorado Springs a few years ago).

Bill Yowell


Extremely interesting, will the search be continued and maybe a third book on the search ? THKS for sharing all the info

Jake Norton

Thanks for your comment! No definite plans yet for another search, but I personally am always interested. It is a story which never gets old and always holds more to tell and learn! Thanks for your interest, and you might want to check out the other video from the same year which I put together: http://mountainworld.typepad.com/mountainworld/2007/07/more-video-from.html


Brian Jarrett

Hi Jake, I'm fascinated by the Mallory and Irvine story and I'm very hopeful that Irvine will be found soon. Hopefully you'll be a part of that one too. Even if the camera isn't recovered it would be nice to know what happened and provide at least some closure. This video allows us "armchair" climbers to get a taste of what it's like at some 28,000 feet! Take care. Brian

Jake Norton

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your comment, and glad you liked the video. And, thanks for your great post on the mystery as well! For those of you who have not seen it, Brian made a great entry on his blog on the mystery of Mallory & Irvine - see it here: http://www.brianjarrett.com/2008/05/02/mallory-irvine-lost-on-everest/.



William Barton

Hi Jake, The footage and passion you have for the story is truely amazing and has only re-confirmed my ambition to clime on Everest one day. I am Noel Ewart Odells great-grandson and have grown up with this epic tale. Are there any future expeditions planned to find Irvine?

Jake Norton

Hi William,

Thanks for your reply, and it is a pleasure to meet you. Your great-grandfather has long been a hero of mine, and I am honored to "know" someone related to him! He was quite a man, and quite a climber, to say the least. You should certainly keep your sights set on Everest - despite the media's spin on it, it's still a fabulous place and well worth a visit. And, to walk in your great-grandfather's footsteps would, I'm sure, be quite an experience. If you make it to the region, you should also certainly visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, as in their museum are your great-grandfather's rapelling gloves from 1924.

On future expedition plans, there are always rumors, but nothing definitive so far as I know. I hope, someday, to know more about Mallory & Irvine's fate however.

I'll send you a note in a moment to communicate directly, but must run now as I'm out the door to India in a few hours.

Thank you again, and all my best regards,


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