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http://www.backpacker.com/...logs/daily_dirt/1623


Everest historian thinks he's found Mallory companion Andrew Irvine
Everest historian Tom Holzel thinks he might have the data to upset Everest history: Holzel believes he's found the body of George Mallory's companion Andrew Irvine in a satellite photo. Irvine is believed to hold the camera that could prove whether Mallory beat Hilary and Norgay to the summit by 30 years.

Holzel scanned hundreds of hi-res satellite photos with microscopes and found an anomalous shape that corresponds to a spot where Chinese climbers say they spotted a "dead Englishman" back in 1960. This "oblong blob" is about the size and shape of a human body, and is also near Mallory's route.

Holzel plans to organize an expedition to the spot this spring to find out if his theories are correct. If he succeeds in finding Irvine, he could solve one of mountaineering's most enduring mysteries.

Of course, as many have pointed out, it's a bit of a dubious distinction: Assuming Mallory and Irvine summited, they didn't survive, which is sort of the whole point.

—Ted Alvarez


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And another climbing drama brought to you" By Majid Sabet"

Make sure to double check....oh ...don't forget your helmet while reading


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Well this could prove to be interesting as if the location of Irvine is indeed found via the means indicated, then it would prove to be the first successful use of satellite imagery in High altitude Archeology/Anthropology.


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the_climber wrote:
Well this could prove to be interesting as if the location of Irvine is indeed found via the means indicated, then it would prove to be the first successful use of satellite imagery in High altitude Archeology/Anthropology.

Not entirely true. They've already found Noah's Ark in at least 7 different places using this approach. Wink


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ubu wrote:
the_climber wrote:
Well this could prove to be interesting as if the location of Irvine is indeed found via the means indicated, then it would prove to be the first successful use of satellite imagery in High altitude Archeology/Anthropology.

Not entirely true. They've already found Noah's Ark in at least 7 different places using this approach. Wink

As well as a face on Mars.


bill413


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pendereki wrote:
ubu wrote:
the_climber wrote:
Well this could prove to be interesting as if the location of Irvine is indeed found via the means indicated, then it would prove to be the first successful use of satellite imagery in High altitude Archeology/Anthropology.

Not entirely true. They've already found Noah's Ark in at least 7 different places using this approach. Wink

As well as a face on Mars.

I think there was something about Atlantis?


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Basta916 wrote:
And another climbing drama brought to you" By Majid Sabet"

Make sure to double check....oh ...don't forget your helmet while reading

Seriously, can we make harassing majid bannable? He's one of the more interesting posters here, even if his English is a little rough in spots.


the_climber


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bill413 wrote:
pendereki wrote:
ubu wrote:
the_climber wrote:
Well this could prove to be interesting as if the location of Irvine is indeed found via the means indicated, then it would prove to be the first successful use of satellite imagery in High altitude Archeology/Anthropology.

Not entirely true. They've already found Noah's Ark in at least 7 different places using this approach. Wink

As well as a face on Mars.

I think there was something about Atlantis?

Key word would be "successful"... as in tangible proof, not speculation.


Oh, and you forgot to mention finding the speculative cave bin laden is hiding in on that list.


Basta916


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styndall wrote:
Basta916 wrote:
And another climbing drama brought to you" By Majid Sabet"

Make sure to double check....oh ...don't forget your helmet while reading

Seriously, can we make harassing majid bannable? He's one of the more interesting posters here, even if his English is a little rough in spots.


great suggestion.
Reading " The Enquirer " should be made mandatory, because thats where Majid gets most of his information


ClimbClimb


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Basta916 wrote:
Reading " The Enquirer " should be made mandatory, because thats where Majid gets most of his information

I think the article is interesting, whether true or not, and I'm glad he shared it. The availability of high-res earth imagery does make a lot of things possible that couldn't be done even 5-10 years ago. Let's see if this pans out.


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ClimbClimb wrote:
Basta916 wrote:
Reading " The Enquirer " should be made mandatory, because thats where Majid gets most of his information

I think the article is interesting, whether true or not, and I'm glad he shared it. The availability of high-res earth imagery does make a lot of things possible that couldn't be done even 5-10 years ago. Let's see if this pans out.

Thread revival. Apparently it didn't pan out.


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+1 for digging this up


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jae8908 wrote:
+1 for digging this up

I second this motion! Kudos for bringing up this article.


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