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Second step: Theo Fritche reported the 50 meter (160 ft) section was very strenuous, and rated it (5.6-5.7). Oscar Cadiach said it took him one hour to climb. Odell said he saw M&I overcome the section in five minutes. (Photo courtesy Franck Pitula)



Tracking truth-in-evidence on Mount Everest: Tom Holzel's conclusion about Mallory and Irvine's final climb

Posted: Feb 18, 2008 05:51 am EST

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(MountEverest.net) "Well, I finally figured it out--this time completely--what happened to Mallory & Irvine. And it's a big disappointment. But, as a historian, one is obliged to follow the facts no matter where they lead."Summit or not? The M&I question has engaged quite a few experts over the years; one is Everest historian Tom Holzel who climbed on the mountain as far back as in 1986 in search of the answer. A criminal detective will tell you that things often are as they seem. In his entry below, Tom has now put together...

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