Solve a Mystery 75 Years in the Making – Who First Climbed Everest


June 10, 2011
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In 1924 George Mallory and his team attempted to climb Mount Everest. They were last spotted only 800 feet from the summit, before they disappeared completely. It is unknown whether Mallory died before he made it to the top. If he and his team reached the summit, they would have been the first people to have climbed Everest. Mallory’s body was never found, until climber Conrad Anker discovered it frozen and intact 75 years later.

See Wildest Dream: The Conquest of Everestnow playing in our IMAX Theatre. This amazing IMAX story follows George Mallory’s life and incredible journey, recreating it from letters and interviews with his relatives. Linking the past with the future, Anker attempts to climb Everest using the same route and equipment available to Mallory, to try and solve a mystery 75 years in the making: did Mallory make it to the top?

Never-before-seen archival footage combines with the spectacle and grandeur of present-day Everest on the world’s largest screen to portray an adventure — shrouded in mystery — that spans generations.

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Authored By Steven Cowan

Steven never dreamed his first job out of college would be in public relations, and on top of that working for one of the top museums in the country. After all, he majored in History at Vassar College. Within three months of graduation, he landed a spot in the PR department and has not looked back since. He is fast becoming a communications fanatic, spending a tremendous amount of his time promoting the museum and all it has to offer.

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