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Welcome to the companion Web site to "Lost on Everest," originally broadcast on January 18, 2000. The program chronicles a successful 1999 NOVA expedition to investigate the mysterious disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine high on Everest in 1924. During this expedition, which included a NOVA/PBS Online Adventure, Mallory's body was found, though the mystery only deepened. Here's what you'll find online:
  • The Day Mallory Was Found
    This newly posted feature showcases the key radio transmissions and other conversations that took place on the day NOVA-sponsored climbers discovered the well-preserved body of George Mallory, who died in 1924 while attempting to reach the summit.

  • Dispatches
    During the 1999 NOVA expedition to Everest, filmmaker and Online correspondent Liesl Clark sent back these riveting dispatches from base camp. Illustrated with digital photos shot on Everest, including images of the artifacts found on Mallory's body.

  • Mystery of Mallory and Irvine '24
    Delve into the unsolved 1924 disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, somewhere high on the flanks of Everest. Read portraits of Mallory and Irvine and hear what legendary climbers Noel Odell (the last to see the pair alive) and Sir Edmund Hillary have to say on the subject.

  • The Search
    Get the particulars on the 1999 search for Mallory and Irvine. Includes a "Meet the Team" feature, a look at the Vest Pocket Kodak camera Mallory supposedly had with him on his fateful climb, and more.

  • Climb
    Follow the arduous route of Mallory and Irvine (and the 1999 NOVA crew) up the North Face of Mt. Everest. View 360* panoramic images of various high camps along the way, and one from the summit itself.

  • High Exposure
    What happens to your body when it is exposed to extreme altitudes? How does the lack of oxygen affect the brain? If there were a mountain higher than Everest, would humans be physiologically able to reach the summit? Find the answers to these questions and much more.

  • Email
    Read the comments of visitors to NOVA's Web site during the May 1999 Online Adventure to Everest.

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