| George Mallory
|Date(s)|| Birth: 1886
|Location||Mount Everest, Nepal|
George Herbert Leigh Mallory was an English mountaineer born in England on June 18, 1886. During Mallory’s 3rd expedition to the top of Mount Everest in 1924 he, along with his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine went missing and never returned. The remains of Mallory were discovered in 1999 at 8,230 meters in the Death Zone and 150 meters short of the summit.
MummificationMallory was found to be mummified by the consistent subzero temperatures on Mount Everest and his body was fused to the mountain itself.
He was identified by a tag inside his clothing with the name “G. Mallory” sewn onto it. It is possible that the body, although believed to be Mallory’s, is actually that of Andrew Irvine who perhaps borrowed his climbing partner’s shirt. However, experts are nearly certain the body does belong to George Mallory.