"Mallory and Irvine’s attempt on the summit of Everest in 1924 is one of the most compelling stories in mountaineering history. Last seen on the upper slopes and “going strongly for the top”, the mystery surrounding the pair has never been resolved. While the story behind Mallory’s journey to Everest has been widely told, the remarkable life of Sandy Irvine has often stayed in the shadows.
Author and historian Julie Summers, the great-niece of Sandy Irvine, is well-known for her ability to bring stories from the past to life. With unique access to Sandy’s letters and photographs Julie explores his life and tells the extraordinary story of how, at the age of only 22, he came to accompany Mallory as they set out for the top of the world."
Tickets are available on the Horizon Lectures website.