Science: Defeated

The little army that went against Mt. Everest has been called back, having suffered the heavy loss (TIME, June 30) of two of its valiant members. Col. Norton wired London that no more attempts would be made by the present expedition. The climbers were exhausted. But he thinks it possible that the vanished Mallory and Irvine did reach the summit. "Perhaps, after they were enwrapped by a cloud, never to be seen again, they attained their great goal and then, on the way down, sought refuge in some recess, where they died painlessly of...

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