Mons Invictus

A monstrous, imperturbable tooth of granite, nearly six miles high, encased in everlasting ice, seneschaled by all the elements, Everest has again taken its revenge on the puny mortals who ceaselessly aspire to scale it. Two more sturdy Anglo-Saxons have tasted the displeasure of the ancient mountain. And the third Mt. Everest expedition, like the second and the first, has ended in failure.

Only a fragmentary dispatch to Sir Francis Younghusband, President of the Royal Geographical Society, was received. It recorded that George Leigh Mallory, one of...

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