#16. Adventure- ‘Into The Silence’ by Wade Davis, 2011.
” On the morning of June 6, 1924, at a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge high above the East Rongbuk Glacier and just below the lip of Everest’s North Cal, expedition leader Lieutenant Colonel Edward Norton said fairwell to two men about to make a final desperate attempt for the summit. At thirty-seven, George Leigh Mallory was Britain’s most illustrious climber. Sandy Irvine was a young scholar of twenty-two from Oxford with little previous mountaineering experience. Time was of the essence…”
(Reproduction glacier glasses from REI)