His disappearance on that mountain in 1924 became one of the most celebrated mysteries of the 20th century. In 1924 the mountaineering legend George Mallory vanished into mist on Everest’s Northeast Ridge, never to be seen again. George Mallory (1886–1924), British mountaineer who died attempting to climb Mount Everest George Kenneth Mallory (1900–1986), American physician for whom Mallory-Weiss syndrome is named James Mallory (jurist) (1916–2003), Canadian academic and constitutional expert George Mallory, British explorer and mountaineer who was a leading member of early expeditions to Mount Everest. But now the son of mountaineer Frank Smythe tells how his father spotted the … GEORGE MALLORY, who infamously disappeared during a 1924 Mount Everest expedition, may have died due to lack of oxygen during the ascent to … Ed Douglas: George Mallory's disappearance in 1924 was unsolved for 75 years. Mallory came from a long line of clergymen. Shekar Kapur (Elizabeth) will direct the movie. While he was a student at Ever since mountaineers, historians and armchair enthusiasts have argued about whether he and his climbing partner Sandy Irvine reached the summit 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the pair generally regarded as being Everest’s first summiteers. For nigh on 80 years, speculation has reigned over whether Mallory made it to the top a full three decades ahead of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.