(1887-1924) a British mountain climber, who died while attempting to climb Mount Everest. In 1999 his body was found 2,000 feet from the top of the mountain. Some people believe that he and another climber, Andrew Irvine, were the first people to reach the top of Everest, but died on the way down.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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