Bill and I plan to "escape" from the inn this evening to attend a slideshow and talk, "Lost on Everest: An Evening with Thom Pollard." We've had our neighbors and friends, Thom, Kristen, and their boys, Will and Sam, over for dinner and always enjoy hearing about his recent filming adventures all over the world. Now we'll see Thom "in action" professionally this evening.
The talk at Kennett High School is about Thom's 1999 PBS Nova and BBC expedtion with a filming crew that climbed Mt. Everest in search of two climbers, George Mallory and Sandy Irving, who were trying to reach the summit in June 1929. Thom and his crew found Mallory's body on May 1, 1999. In an effort to solve the mystery of whether Mallory and Irving made it to the top of Everest, Thom and his crew plan to go back next year to find Irving's body and Mallory's camera which would produce evidence if either reached the summit. You can read more about this interesting adventure in today's article on page 14 of the Conway Daily Sun.