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Frederick Spencer Chapman (1907–1971) by Howard Coster, 1939 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chapman, Frederick Spencer (1907–1971), explorer and mountaineer, was born on 10 May 1907 at Kensington, London, the younger son and younger child of Frank Spencer Chapman, solicitor, of Oakwood Court, Kensington, and his wife, Winifred Ormond, who died within a month of the birth. She was the daughter of ...

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Eric Earle Shipton (1907–1977) by unknown photographer, 1939 [at Snow Lake, Karakoram] The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Shipton, Eric Earle (1907–1977), explorer and mountaineer, was born on 1 August 1907 in Ceylon, the younger child and only son of Cecil Shipton, a tea planter, and his wife, Alice Lilian Earle (d. 1943). His father died before he was three and his upbringing, in his mother's hands, was characterized by constant travelling between ...