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Shipton, Eric Earlelocked

(1907–1977)
  • Peter Lloyd
  • , revised by Anita McConnell

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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 ...

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(1920–)