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Anthoine, Julian Vincent [Mo] (1939–1989), mountaineer, was born at 249 Marlpool Lane, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, on 1 August 1939, the second of two children of Joseph Franklin Anthoine (1907–1972), carpet designer, and his first wife, Enid May Smith (1899–1944). He was educated at Bennett Street primary school...

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Charles Granville Bruce (1866–1939) by George Percy Jacomb-Hood, 1913 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kenneth Mason

revised by Peter H. Hansen

Bruce, Charles Granville (1866–1939), army officer and mountaineer, was born in London on 7 April 1866, the youngest son of Henry Austin Bruce, first Baron Aberdare (1815–1895), politician, and his second wife, Nora Creina Blanche (d. 1897), youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir William Napier...

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Arthur John Butler (1844–1910) by Frederick Hollyer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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A. T. Quiller-Couch

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Butler, Arthur John (1844–1910), Italian scholar and mountaineer, born at Putney, Surrey, on 21 June 1844, was the eldest of the six children of William John Butler (1818–1894), at that time curate of Puttenham, near Guildford, Surrey, but best-known as the dean of ...

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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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(William) Martin Conway, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937) by Bassano, 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Conway, (William) Martin, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937), art historian and mountaineer, was born on 12 April 1856 at Rochester, Kent, the only son of William Conway, a low-church evangelical vicar of St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, afterwards rector of St Margaret's Church, Westminster...

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Coolidge, William Augustus Brevoort (1850–1926), mountaineer, was born in New York on 28 August 1850, the son of Frederick William Skinner Coolidge, a merchant, of Boston, Massachusetts, and his wife, Elisabeth Neville Brevoort, a New Yorker whose family had made a fortune in the fur trade. ...

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T. G. Bonney

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Hinchliff, Thomas Woodbine (1825–1882), mountaineer and writer, was born on 5 December 1825 at 25 Park Street, Southwark, London, the eldest son of Chamberlain Hinchliff of Lee, Kent, and his wife, Sarah Parish, sister of Sir Woodbine Parish. The spelling of the family name changed from ...

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Charles Hudson (1828–1865) by unknown photographer private collection

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Hudson, Charles (1828–1865), mountaineer, was born on 4 October 1828 in Ripon, Yorkshire, the only son of Joshua Hudson, gentleman, and his wife Jane, née Abbott. He had two older sisters. He was educated at St Peter's School, York, under the Revd William Hey...

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(Henry Cecil) John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910–1998) by unknown photographer, 1953 [Left to right] Edmund Hillary, , and Tenzing Norgay (1914–1986) ] © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hunt, (Henry Cecil) John, Baron Hunt (1910–1998), mountaineer, was born on 22 June 1910 at Miss Tippet's Nursing Home in Simla, India, the elder son of Captain Cecil Edwin Hunt MC (1880–1914), of the Indian army, and his wife, Ethel Helen, née Crookshank (1884–1976)...

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Jackson [née Sanderson], Margaret Anne (1843–1906), mountaineer, was born on 27 September 1843, the daughter of George Samuel Sanderson, engineer of Birkenhead, and his wife, Jane. On 23 August 1865, at St John's Church, Birkenhead, she married Edward Patten Jackson (1842–1881), gentleman and colliery owner. He was the fourth son of ...

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Elizabeth Alice Frances Le Blond (1860–1934) by unknown photographer, 1910 Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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Le Blond [née Hawkins-Whitshed], Elizabeth Alice Frances (1860–1934), mountaineer and photographer, was the only child of Sir St Vincent Bentinck Hawkins-Whitshed, third baronet (1837–1871), of Killincarrick House, Greystones, co. Wicklow, and his wife, Alice (d. 1908), the youngest daughter of the ...

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George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886–1924) by Duncan Grant, 1912 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mallory, George Herbert Leigh (1886–1924), mountaineer, was born on 18 June 1886 at Mobberley, Cheshire, the eldest son of Herbert Leigh Mallory (1856–1943), rector of Mobberley and later vicar of St John's, Birkenhead, and his wife, Annie Beridge Jebb. He had an elder and a younger sister and a brother, ...