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George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)
Makalu from 21,500ft peak on ridge South of Kama-Chu
32.3 x 45.8 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Blue toned photograph of a view along escarpments of snow-covered peaks towards Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. The view was taken south of the river Kama Chu which flows from the Kangshung Glacier.
This is a second photograph taken during the middle of August from a peak that lies to the south of the Kama valley. The Kama Valley was discovered purely by accident when a local guide led Mallory and Bullock into an adjacent southern valley when the guide assumed that Mallory wanted to climb Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world.
Presented to King George V by the Royal Geographical Society's Mount Everest Committee and the Alpine Club, May 1922