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@Read Book ¿ The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Ø Could Mallory and Irvine have been the first men to reach the summit of Everest To shed light on mountaineering s greatest mystery, Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding set off in their footsteps Reckless Traveler Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding set off in their footsteps Very well written and absorbing Can be sometimes confusing as each chapter goes back and forth between Mallory and Anker. This book is a mixture of Everest history and an attempt to recreate the climb of Mallory and Irvine The main point of the book was to see if Mallory and Irvine could have climbed the Hillary step in the climbing gear and with the limited equipment that they had I am of the purely personal opinion that the early explorers did not manage to summit before their deaths Others will disagree which is fine It is interesting to debate and to read about differing opinions A lot is made of the photo This book is a mixture of Everest history and an attempt to recreate the climb of Mallory and Irvine The main point of the book was to see if Mallory and Irvine could have climbed the Hillary step in the climbing gear and with the limited equipment that they had I am of the purely personal opinion that the early explorers did not manage to summit before their deaths Others will disagree which is fine It is interesting to debate and to read about differing opinions A lot is made of the photograph of loved ones that was to be placed at the summit, I believe by Mallory It was not found on his body leading to speculation that it was placed at the summit then blew away You can counter this by saying a man who knew he was dying took final comfort in that photo and it was then blown away Whatever you believe I found the idea of this climb interesting though it doesn t take into account the weather at the time or a real comparison of the climbers skills against each other Still, a good read This book follows modern day climbers Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding as they recreate portions of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine s final attempt to climb Mount Everest in 1924 as part of the filming of the documentary The Wildest Dream The historical portion of this book is mediocre The Mallory Irvine story has been covered in many books by this point, and this one unfortunately has several inaccuracies regarding the early Everest expeditions of the 1920s These seem careless given how much This book follows modern day climbers Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding as they recreate portions of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine s final attempt to climb Mount Everest in 1924 as part of the filming of the documentary The Wildest Dream The historical portion of this book is mediocre The Mallory Irvine story has been covered in many books by this point, and this one unfortunately has several inaccuracies regarding the early Everest expeditions of the 1920s These seem careless given how much has been written about them The discussion of Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding s experiences, however, is much better The background of their lives and motivations for participating in this project are interesting, as is the discussion of their experiences wearing 1920s gear on Everest, and of course their dramatic attempt to free climb the notorious Second Step to see if Mallory and Irvine could have done it