Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine

The sad tale of Sandy Irvine’s doomed, romantic endeavour has endured for decades.

56 Park Road South was the family home of Andrew ‘Sandy’ Irvine an English mountaineer who took part in the 1924 British Everest Expedition aged just 22. While attempting the final ascent, he and his climbing partner, George Mallory disappeared on the mountain’s northeast ridge, just a few hundred metres from the summit. It is not known if they reached the summit before they perished and it remains one of the most intriguing unsolved mysteries in mountaineering.

It is said that Sandy’s mum Lillian left the hall light on every night she lived there in case he should come home.

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