Dressed for the Summit

Nearly a century ago, Sandy Irvine and his climbing partner, George Mallory, vanished on a high ridge of Everest. Were they the first to scale the world's highest peak?
This graphic compares the gear they used in 1924 and the equipment used by the expedition looking for Sandy's remains.

Design and illustration: Monica Serrano. Research: Scott Elder.
National Geographic, July 2020.