ending a few rumors on Mallory and Irvine
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.
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.]
asked Eric Simonson about this and to comment.
is hallucinating.", Eric Simonson
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....
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.