George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their camp just 800 feet from the summit of Mount Everest on a mission to be the first mountaineers to ascend the world's highest peak feet). They were never heard from again.
This is how I knew Jim. I climbed with him for a full week in Yosemite in just after he did his ascent of Cerro Torre in Argentina. He was suffering from jaundice but he still sailed up grade I was just 21 and I learned a lot from Jim.
John Syrett really was an inspiration to me when I started climbing in His best years were already behind him but his reputation was enormous. In 1985 he was found dead at the bottom of Malham Cove in Yorkshire.