A number of exciting events are planned to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the fateful 1924 climb. In June, Sandra is hosting a luncheon for direct descendants of the members of 1921, 22 and 24 expeditions. There will be 30-40 members of the families of Bruce, Norton, Somerverll, Odell, Mallory, Irvine, and others - what a gathering.
There will be celebrations at Rheged. The Helly Hansen National Mountaineering Exhibition and the Mountain Heritage is organising a series of mini lectures in May and June to commemorate Mallory and Irvine's last climb, and extracts from 'Epic of Everest', the film of 1924 made by John Noel will be shown on 4 dates. Sandra's illustrated lecture is 29 May 2004, where she will also be signing copies of her book 'Everest Pioneer'.