‘Expeditions of Everest’ Club Talk

25th May 2023 - 18:00 to 19:00

Exactly 70 years since Mount Everest was climbed by a British expedition, a mountaineer cracks Everest’s most intriguing mystery – did Mallory and Irvine reach the summit before they perished on its slopes?

On the 6th June 1924, mountaineers George Mallory and Sandy Irvine perished in their attempt to reach the summit of Everest.

Obsessed by uncovering what happened, in 1993 Graham Hoyland became the 15th Englishman to climb Everest. His investigations led to the finding of Mallory’s body.

His ‘Last Hours on Everest’ talk meticulously reconstructs that fateful day. Combining his own expert insight with the clues they left behind, Graham Hoyland at last answers the most intriguing of questions – did the two men actually reach the top of Everest first?


Please note, all Club Talks are free.