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Everest: A Romantic Notion

Everest: A Romantic Notion

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Always speculation as to whether Mallory and Irving British Mountaineers were successful. Were they on the descent when they perished? Worth googling.

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I am a dreamer,
thrilled by romantic notions.
One who wears her emotions
on her left sleeve.
I can not leave the thought alone,
that Mallory and Irvine peaked.
Reached their summit
and were on the descent.

Somewhere up there,
a photograph of Mallory's wife Ruth,
could be the proof.

Seventy five years passed
before he was found.
Belongings in tact,
frozen to the scree,
yet she,
she was missing.

He had promised
to place her on top
of the world,
so if he'd been on the ascent
it would have meant
she should have been
with him.



© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw



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You certainly have a way of bringing facts to life Chris. I would have forgotten this subject if it hadn't been for this great piece. How do you manage to remember thins like this? Is there proof that she was up there with him? Keep them coming Chris, you bring me enjoyment every time I read your work..... Thankyou… Rod.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Hello Rod. So pleased you remember Mallory and Irvine. So taken I was by his story, I just had to pa.. read more



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I love the romance of mountaineering, even tho I'm too wimpy to do it myself. I've read many of the Everest stories, but I'm not familiar with this one, so it's a treat to get your cut on it! Now I'll have to do a little exploring myself. I love the amazing breadth of things you write about so intelligently & thoughtfully (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Thanks Margie. Well worth looking up Mallory and Irvine. Totally inspirational. Mallory one of my he.. read more
barleygirl

5 Days Ago

I read much about mountaineers when I was learning to walk again after neck surgery. Very inspiring .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

You did indeed tackle your own mountain, and dear Margie I do believe you have reached the summit. Y.. read more
I like this.
It makes me wonder if the photo might have blown away.


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Jon. It pleases me that you pause and reflect and form a possible conclusion of your own. .. read more
Jon Roggie

1 Week Ago

My pleasure. History is full of questions.

Jon
You've made a believer of me!
Lovely and thoroughly uplifting, Chris.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Jimmy for believing in my romantic notion.

Chris
Thank you for the reminder. I remember so well the news of Hillary's success. It is a shame that those who tried before and were unsuccessful are so quickly forgotten, though in a very real way, they were the "trailblazers."

Take care - Dave

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Dave. Doing my bit to keep the names of Ma!lory and Irvine on the map.

Chri.. read more
That's also why I think he made it. His remains were almost completely intact; if he had it it would have been there and there is no reasonable explanation for him to have somehow lost it.

The degree of difficulty, given the equipment on hand during that time and the fact that they did not have the benefit of an ascent plan (since they were the first), is almost unimaginable.

You should write one on the '08 K2 disaster. Most people don't know too much about K2 beyond it's name. To this day no one has successfully summited that mountain in the winter. It's easily the most dangerous of all the 7 summits.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Pleased you came to the same conclusion I did. Seen documentaries and read the books and nothing wil.. read more
Yes Christine I read this some time back
They didn't have any real protection Harris Tweed coats Studded boots (Not crampons) No oxygen bottles


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

They did so well Wild Rose. In those days they didn't have the equipment or knowledge that climbers .. read more
Wild Rose

1 Week Ago

I can remember Edmund Hillary topping Everest with Sherpa Tenssing > Young Lady (toung in cheek)
This poem got me thinking and wondering as well..
As usual, your works are enjoyable to read!!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

A hero of mine. Pleased you read my poem and it made you pause and think. Thank you

C.. read more
Flowers of Eternity

1 Week Ago

It really did!
Your welcome!
You certainly have a way of bringing facts to life Chris. I would have forgotten this subject if it hadn't been for this great piece. How do you manage to remember thins like this? Is there proof that she was up there with him? Keep them coming Chris, you bring me enjoyment every time I read your work..... Thankyou… Rod.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Hello Rod. So pleased you remember Mallory and Irvine. So taken I was by his story, I just had to pa.. read more
Made me shiver & how bloomin true is that... woah' there goes another one... I got a feeling she was with him all the way..... gotta hand it to ya Chris, you are darn good...... Neville

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Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

fantastic thought that.... I reckon you might just be write... N
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Hope so. Many have said that he carried that photograph with him when climbing and when he was found.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

Me too.........

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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So happy to be here at Writerscafe, have received such a lovely warm welcome. I am looking forward to reading lots of poetry and getting to know many of the talented poets here. Happy to review, but h.. more..

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