February 9th Trivia Solution

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Sir Edmund Hillary is generally credited with being the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Another expedition - 30 years earlier - may have reached the summit first. Who led that earlier expedition?

Correct answer:
  • George Mallory

Incorrect answers:
  • Ernest Shackleton
  • Richard Peary
  • Robert Scott

Interesting Info:
  • George Mallory tried to climb Everest more than once during the 1920s. On one expedition, he disappeared, only to have his lifeless body discovered near the summit by a subsequent expedition many years later. Mallory apparently had an accident - but it's unclear whether it occurred before he reached the summit or whether it occurred after he had reached the summit (and was on his way back down). The body of Mallory's colleague, Sandy Irving, has never been found. Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reached the top of Mt. Everest in on May 29, 1953.

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