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  1. Hi Jake,
    A few days ago I attempted to send you a personal introduction on your message board, but the connection failed suddenly and I could not retrieve the content. I then sent a longer email to your 'info' address. Here is the content of the email:
    Since June 6 2021 (the centenary of Mallory's first sighting of Everest) I have been attempting to generate interest in the mountaineering community for a concerted, cooperative scientific expedition to solve the Mystery of Mallory and Irvine. I have done much research into the problem and wish to share my analysis and search recommendations with you. I also have come to the conclusion that Mallory must have reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 1924. (There, I said it too!) I would really like to see a resumption of your web comment pages on the subject: the wider the collaborative input and discussion, the better I believe is the possibility of finding a solution. I have formed some very definite ideas on just where to search for traces from 1924, but refrain for the moment from making them public: I do not wish to make such information available to disreputable parties who may engage in mere 'trophy hunting' for remnants, and spoil evidence in the process. Rather I wish to gather together a small cadre of responsible and devoted persons like yourself to guide the exploration in a respectful and scientific manner. I believe my analysis could be vital to a successful endeavor, and save much time, effort, and expenditure in the venture. I also advocate for other missions to be conducted simultaneously: such as the limiting of mere commercial tourism of the mountains (perhaps through an international agreement to prohibit bottled oxygen, except for bona fide scientific purposes and emergency response personnel). I would also like to see the final weather station of a recent National Geographic expedition be placed at its intended elevation above 29,000 feet, instead of 27,000 feet because of a tourist traffic jam on Mt. Everest the same day. (Perhaps similar stations could be placed on K-2 and Kanchenjunga for data comparison.) I would like to see a massive, coordinated rubbish cleanup of the entire mountain, and removal of the hundreds of bodies to a 'base camp of the dead'. More attention to the overall mountain environment world-wide is needed, along with concern for the welfare of indigenous mountain peoples. Finally, I believe that further high-altitude physiology studies, in the tradition of Dr. Kellas, should be conducted to complete our knowledge in the field. I also have some very definite proposals for research in this matter, and just might be able to participate in the endeavor myself.
    S. I. Wells, Donner Pass, June 12, 2021

    1. Hello once more, Stewart, and my deep apologies for the long-delayed reply on my end!

      I would love to hear more and learn more, and discuss options and ideas with you. I'll send you an email in a moment so we can be in contact. Thank you!

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