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Definition of Mallory and Irvine from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Mallory and Irvine

 
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two English climbers, George Mallory (1886-1924) and Andrew Irvine (1902-1924), who died while attempting to reach the top of Mount Everest. When Mallory was asked why he wanted to climb Everest, his famous reply was 'Because it is there'. His body was found in May 1999 after being lost on Everest for 75 years.