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Tuesday, May 4, 1999 Published at 20:15 GMT 21:15 UK

World: Europe

Everest expedition finds Mallory

An expedition to Mount Everest has found the body of the famous British climber, George Mallory, who disappeared seventy-five years ago a short distance from the summit.

The team said they spotted the corpse protruding from the snow about six-hundred metres below the top of Everest.

Mallory's name tag was on the clothing, and a rope was still round his waist.

The team are to continue their search to try to discover whether Mallory and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, who also disappeared, reached the summit twenty-nine years before the first recognised conquest of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing.

They are hoping to find a camera containing film of the evidence.

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