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In 1999, renowned American mountaineer Conrad Anker made a discovery that reverberated around the globe. High in Mount Everest's "death zone," he found the body of George Mallory - 75 years after the British explorer mysteriously vanished during his attempt to become the first man to summit the world's tallest peak.
Mallory had risked everything as he set out, dressed in gabardine and hobnailed boots, in pursuit of his dream of reaching the top of Everest - which in 1924 was the last great adventure left to man. He was last spotted alive just 800 feet below the summit. Then the clouds rolled in and Mallory vanished into legend.
After discovering Mallory's body, Conrad Anker's life became intertwined with Mallory's story. Remarkably, Mallory's body was found with all his belongings intact. The only thing missing was a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Conrad longed to return to Everest to lay Mallory's ghost to rest.
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE Behind the Scenes Raw Interviews, International Trailers, Original Notes from Mallory's Expedition Team Member, Noel Odell, and more.
Excellent documentary! Told with energy and interest. They made the whole story very real and current. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Misty
Lots of jumping back and forth from Mallory's biography to Conrad Anker's expedition. That worked better in the book, actually. Enjoyable film.Published 1 month ago by Martha Ann Kennedy
Well written and well documented. Camera work is excellent! Four+ was not an option - but I would have given it the + for sure!Published 3 months ago by Robert R Lachance Jr
Loved this documentary. Watching someone pit themselves against something as unforgiving as Mt Everest in clothing and equipment from 75 yrs ago was awesome.Published 5 months ago by morninglory