The Treka Pro Series® Mallory Backpack - 50 Liter is dedicated to English mountaineer George Mallory who lost his life on June 9th, 1924 during the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition. Mallory took part in the first three British expeditions of Everest, and it was on the third that he and his climbing partner, Andrew "Sandy" Irvine disappeared 245m (804 ft) from the summit.
On May 22nd, 1922, during the first attempt to climb Everest, Mallory and his team were the first to climb past 8000m (26,247 ft) on a mountain. Almost two weeks later, on June 7th, while climbing the North Col, seven sherpas accompanying Mallory's team were caught in an avalanche that took their lives. It was on that day that these sherpas, known as, Dorje, Tupac, Norbu, Pasang, Pema, Sange, and Temba were the first recorded deaths on Everest. To see our daypack dedicated to the sherpa known as Pema, click here.
When Mallory and Irvine went missing on June 9th, 1924, their whereabouts and causes of death remained a mystery for 75 years. In 1999, a man named Conrad Anker discovered the incredibly preserved body of Mallory. After much research, it has been theorized that Mallory and Irvine were tied together when one of them fell. A sizable hole in Mallory's head supposedly due to an ice axe was determined to be the most likely cause of death. It is still continuously speculated and researched whether or not George Mallory and Andrew Irvine made it to the top of Everest. To read an in-depth excerpt from the men who discovered George Mallory's body, click here.
The Treka Pro Series® Mallory Backpack - 50 Liter has become our most popular pack available, due to its optimal, 50 L capacity level, and its use of adjustable shoulder and waist straps for enhanced load bearing capabilities. Fasten yourself in for a camping trip you will remember.
Treka Pro Series® Mallory Backpack - 50 Liter Specs:
- Backpacks Type: Internal Frame
- Carrying System: Resin Mesh
- Rain Cover: Yes
- Interior: Interior Slot Pocket, Interior Zipper Pocket, Interior Compartment
- Handle/Strap Type: Soft Handle
- Closure Type: Zipper
- Capacity: 50 Liter
- Gender: Unisex
- Lining Materials: Polyester & Anti-Wear Mercerized Cotton
- Main Material: Nylon
- Main Body Materials: High Density Waterproof Nylon