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The History of Mount Everest: From Early Explorations to Historic Ascent

 The History of Mount Everest: From Early Explorations to Historic Ascent Early Explorations and Attempts to Conquer the Summit Long before the triumphant ascent of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953, Mount Everest lured adventurers and explorers with its mystique and challenge. The story of Everest's conquest is a tapestry woven with the threads of audacity, determination, and, at times, tragedy. The early 20th century saw several expeditions attempting to reach Everest's summit, with each one contributing to our understanding of the challenges posed by the world's highest peak. The British, captivated by the allure of Everest, led the way in these early endeavors. The 1920 and 1922 British expeditions, spearheaded by mountaineers such as George Mallory and Edward Norton, marked the first serious attempts to reach the summit. Tragedy struck in 1924 when George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared during their summit bid, adding an air of mystery to Everest'