“Far higher in the sky than imagination had dared to suggest, the white summit of Everest appeared.” - George Mallory. In 1924 Mallory and Irvine vanished on Everest’s North-East ridge, leaving behind them the mystery of who was first to reach its summit. There was a camera that could provide the solution. Tsuneo Hase has died in an avalanche attempting to climb K2 solo without oxygen leaving Jouji Habu alone to face the next big challenge, but what is it? Habu has disappeared in Nepal, as has the camera that may unlock Everest’s mystery, so Japanese photographer Fukamachi has to search anew for the man known as ‘Venomous Snake’ and he draws on an unexpected source for help.
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