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 Hopefully ending a few rumors on Mallory and Irvine

Update 9/26/2001: You probably have heard internet rumors that David Breashears might return to Everest in 2002. Very reliable sources tell us this rumor is false.

Previous Report 9/17/2001: EverestNews.com was contacted several weeks ago by a French reporter who had read a Indian publication that a couple of members of the IMG Everest 2001 Expedition had shown others on Everest this Spring 2001 an old Kodak camera at a high camp, like one of the cameras that some believe Mallory and Irvine took with them on their final summit push. [Of course we can not be sure that they took any cameras.]

EverestNews.com asked Eric Simonson about this and to comment.

"He is hallucinating.", Eric Simonson

While that was very clear to us.... the rumors continued. We have received several questions from foreign reporters and readers.  We asked Andy Politz the other day where this could have come from. Andy told EverestNews.com that they did have a Kodak camera along as an example. He did not recall others climbers being shown this camera, but said if was possible....

To the rumors that Sandy's body or the any of the possible cameras was found, we asked Andy again. "NO, we did not find Sandy nor any of the cameras", Andy said with a laugh.

Case closed :)

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