Adapted from 'In the footsteps of Mallory and Irvine'
During Mallory’s sliding descent, his right leg broke, just above the ankle and his frantic clawing at the slope caused his right arm to snap. At some point thereafter he suffered the last of his injuries, a heavy puncture wound to the forehead. Slowly, with his heartbeat thumping furiously in his ears, Mallory finally came to a standstill.
Three quarters of a century would pass before George Mallory’s body is discovered lying facedown high on the Everest slopes.
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