Hoyland to Return to Everest this Autumn
9/5/2001: Graham Hoyland is headed for Everest!
reports on EverestNews.com.... Did you miss the chance
to buy his book the first time ? A second chance
8/24/2001: Bits and pieces as we know you want to know
more... From Graham
say too much about the trip yet."
! Ok but !!!
the balloon pilot is David Hempleman-Adams, who
climbed Everest in 1993. [OK, we figured that out.]
Take-off point is Rongbuk valley. Date around 20th
Sept. He will be flying more than half the flight
solo. Cameras will be mounted to the basket."
thing is dependent upon weather and visibility."
one of the best quotes we have had in awhile, "If
in Base camp... Ask for Graham or Dave. We'll be the
guys with the enormous purple balloon."
6/15/2001: Graham leaves for Everest on 9/5/2001. Look
for an update on his plans before then.
Graham Hoyland plans to use a balloon in the search.
We have asked Graham for an outline of the project for
you. We will see how much he is willing to speak on
the record about the plan. "We'll be looking for
Sandy, though..." Graham
Graham Hoyland to return to Everest this Autumn 2001
in search of the clues to resolve the Mystery of
George Mallory and Sandy Irvine. EverestNews.com spoke
with Graham Hoyland, on the phone a few minutes ago.
He is returning to Everest this Autumn for the 6th
time! Graham is the great
nephew of legendary climber Howard Somervell. Somervell and Mallory were dear
friends and one-time climbing partners. They crossed paths on Everest in June 1924, as
Mallory and Irvine were making their ill fated attempt at the Summit of Everest. Somervell
lent Mallory his Kodak camera in hopes that Mallory and Irvine would succeed in obtaining
the Summit. Mallory and Irvine disappeared into the clouds above camp 6 never to be seen
alive again. Somervell's camera became a tantalizing clue to one of the enduring mysteries
on our age. Did Mallory or Irvine actually reach the Summit of Everest ?
an e-mail to Everestnews.com earlier in the day,
Graham gave us the News of his return to Everest this
Autumn. Details cannot be released yet, but stay tuned
for what sounds like an unique plan. Graham has expressed his desire that he
could be the 16th or 17th climber from the UK to reach the Summit of Everest rather than
the 15th. Graham Hoyland in a class act
our friends !
are several past articles on Graham and the
Mallory/Irvine Mystery that have appeared on
EverestNews.com. This is far from a complete list, but
some highlights focusing on Graham. Take a look.
Graham Hoyland and his article on THE FINDING OF GEORGE
MALLORY A must read if
you never have !
Friday March 17th 2000, EverestNews.com had the pleasure of attending Graham Hoyland's Lecture
"Unraveling the Mystery of George Mallory" in the Baird Auditorium at the
National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian.
Graham Hoyland Q&A 7/19/2000 on his Mallory
& Irvine 2000 Expedition
2000 Expedition: Graham
Hoyland and the BBC returns to Everest
in Spring 2000 in search of the camera and Irvine.
interesting Mallory Background:
Juan Oiarzabal, "To
the Edge of The Impossible" or AL FILO DE LO IMPOSIBLE in Spanish
to recreate the
ascent of 1924 of Mallory and Irvine of Everest.