<p class="MsoNormal">Pictured here are Conrad Anker, <a></a>left, and Leo Houlding, as they follow in George Mallory's footsteps decked out in replica 1920s-era climbing gear.</p> <p>"It’s phenomenal that they were able to get to 28,000 feet [8,530 meters] in what I would basically call clothing you’d wear to walk through the forest," Anker says. The 1920s leather and hobnail boots, in particular, provided far less warmth than modern climbing boots do.</p>

Recreating Mallory's 1924 Climb

Pictured here are Conrad Anker, left, and Leo Houlding, as they follow in George Mallory's footsteps decked out in replica 1920s-era climbing gear.

"It’s phenomenal that they were able to get to 28,000 feet [8,530 meters] in what I would basically call clothing you’d wear to walk through the forest," Anker says. The 1920s leather and hobnail boots, in particular, provided far less warmth than modern climbing boots do.

Photograph courtesy Altitude Films

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