Letters From Everest: Unpublished Letters from Mallory’s Life and Death in the Mountains

By Tom Newton Dunn

A unique collection of unpublished letters from the climbing legend George Mallory to his family, revealing his innermost thoughts about people, places and mountains.

On the 8th of June, 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine were seen through a telescope on the upper slopes of Mount Everest. They were never seen alive again. In 1999, Mallory’s body was found below the ridge where he was last seen. In the 100 years since his disappearance, many words have been written about Mallory, but very little has ever been published of his own thoughts.

Letters from Everest is an eye opening set of personal letters from Mallory to his family, recently discovered hidden in a drawer. In the letters, Mallory is completely open about his life, his climbing and especially the three Everest Expeditions he was a part of – 1921, 1922 and the last in 1924. His writing is full of extraordinary insights – most of which have never been published in any form. They are a unique collection – an actual reflection, possibly the one and only, of the thoughts of a climbing legend who walked into history a century ago.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 23 May 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-870289-2
Tom Newton Dunn first made his name as an award-winning defence correspondent; he went on to lead coverage of four general election campaigns and the Brexit referendum, and interviewed seven British Prime Ministers and US President Donald Trump twice.Tom was Political Editor at The Sun for 11 years before leaving to help launch Times Radio, as the new station’s Chief Political Commentator and the presenter of its flagship Sunday morning political programme. He moved to TalkTV on its launch to anchor an hour-long weeknight news programme, First Edition, securing a series of agenda-setting interviews, including the first with former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng after his sacking by Liz Truss.Tom has ghostwritten two military biographies, Sniper One (2006) and Apache (2008), both of which were Sunday Times bestsellers.