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Thom Ross
Artist: Thom Ross, Title: Perfect Weather for the Job - click for larger image
Perfect Weather for the Job
62 x 37 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas   Sold
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"Perfect weather for the job. " My second version showing Mallory and Irvine on their way up Everest (June 8, 1924.) In 1933, 9 years after the two men disappeared, another expedition found an ice axe which, it was determined later, belonged to Sandy Irvine. Why it was lying there on the rocks is unknown. It is possible that Irivne, being less talented a climber then Mallory, may have left it there, intending to pick it up on their way back down. OR it might have fallen there and thus mark the site of the fatal accident. In 1975 a Chinese climber found a dead man on Everest and could tell that he was a climber from the earlier days. When he touched the dead man's clothing it turned to dust. He buried the man there on the spot and 4 years later he told his story to a Japanese climber. Though neither man could understand the other, the point was made that there was a "dead English. 8,000 meters". Sadly, the Chinese climber who had found the "dead English" was swept away to HIS death the next day. When Conrad found Mallory in 1999 it became obvious that this other climber, the "dead English" had to be Irvine. The problem is WHERE was this "dead English" found? The search continues.
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