Looking into Everest mystery

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WRITER, broadcaster and historian Julie Summers presents the show Everest Needs You Mr Irvine at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on Wednesday, October 26, from 7.30pm.

The disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine close to the summit of Mount Everest in 1924 is perhaps the most compelling, most romantic and greatest unsolved mountainteering mystery of all time. What happened to the two men, last seen going strong for the top, has never been resolved. Were they coming back down from the summit or had they turned back, defeated?

The discovery of 1999 answered none of these questions but excited speculation and enthralled a new generation.

Julie Summers is Irvine’s great niece and biographer and brings to life one of the most exciting stories linked to Mount Everest.

Tickets cost £14 (£12 concessions). Call the box office on 01332 255800.