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Andrew Irvine
Andrew Comyn Irvine

(1902-04-08)8 April 1902
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Died 8 June 1924 (aged 22)
North Face, Mount Everest, Tibet
Cause of death Mountaineering accident
Occupation Student at Merton College, Oxford

Andrew Comyn "Sandy" Irvine (8 April 1902 – 8 June 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the 1924 British Everest Expedition, the third British expedition to the world's highest (8,848 m) mountain, Mount Everest.

While attempting the first ascent of Mount Everest, he and his climbing partner George Mallory disappeared somewhere high on the mountain's northeast ridge. The pair was last sighted only a few hundred metres from the summit, and it is unknown if the pair reached the summit before they perished. Mallory's body was found in 1999, but Irvine's body has never been found.

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