Science: Last Chance at Mt. Everest?

One of the last few remaining spots on earth to defy human explorers is the icy tip of Mt. Everest, 29,141 ft. high. Many expeditions have tried to claw their way up it. In 1924 G. L. Mallory and A. C. Irvine, who reached a point above 28,000 ft., may have reached the summit; they disappeared in a mist and were never seen again. All who have tried to climb Mt. Everest have been beaten by the near-stratospheric cold, the almost continual gales, the treacherous, sliding snow and the thin, high air.

Last week still another expedition, led by Oscar R. Houston...

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