A revealing story of a fearless young adventurer whose life and death linked him with one of the greatest mountaineering legends of all time
Julie Summers, great niece of Sandy Irvine, has been fascinated since childhood by the story of "Uncle Sandy." His family believed that nothing survived from the expedition except those details that were already well known to the public. But in May 2000, Julie made an astonishing discovery: a long-forgotten and unopened trunk in the attic of an Irvine family home that turned out to contain a stash of unsuspected source material, including Irvine's letters and photographs from Everest.
Summers uses the new material to help answer questions about Irvine's life and death.