Telegram of Mallory and Irvine's death


This is Edward F. Norton's coded telegram, which was sent from Base Camp at Rongbuk by runner to Phari Dzong, from where it was relayed to London and arrived on 19th June 1924.

It reads:-

"The Eastern Telegram Company, Limited. Received telegram. Please send any reply to this telegram via Eastern ...

KA 429 S Pharijong 11 19 QX =

Obferras London England =

Mallory Irvine Nove Remainder Alcedo =

Norton Rongbuk"

This translates as "Mallory and Irvine killed in last engagement, arrived here, all in good order".

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