"for Ruth Mallory when George went on a climbing expedition"
George Mallory
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George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886 – 1924), the famous climber who died with Sandy Irvine when climbing Mount Everest in 1924. Many believe that he was the first man to summit Mount Everest, which was not finally conquered until Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay made the ascent in 1953. It has never been proved whether Mallory and Irvine died on the way down or the way up, and many expeditions have been mounted to find his elusive camera to see if any record of a summit photo exists.