William Hunter Workman (1847 - 1937)

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Birthplace: Worcester Worcester County Massachusetts
Death: Died in Newton, , Massachusetts
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About William Hunter Workman

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Graduate of Yale University, 1869

M.D.

With his wife, a pioneer of bicycle touring: - 1892-1896, Europe & Algeria - 1897-1899, Ceylon, Java, & India - 1898-1912, 8 expeditions in the Himalayan Mountains

Together, they were also famous early mountain-climbers. They made ascents of peaks in the Himalayas of over 18,000 feet. In 1906, they were the first to reach the summit of Nun Kun's Pinnacle Peak - 22,736 feet.

Co-authors of books on their travels: - "Algerian Memories: A Bicycle Tour over the Atlas to the Sahara", 1895 - "Sketches Awheel in Modern Iberia", 1897 - "In the Ice World of Himalaya", 1900 - "Through Town and Jungle: Fourteen Thousand Miles A-Wheel Among the Temples and People of the Indian Plain", 1904 - "Ice-Bound Heights of the Mustagh", 1908 - "Peaks and Glaciers of Nun Kun", 1909 - "The Call of the Snowy Hispar", 1910 - "Two Summers in the Ice Wilds of Eastern Karakoram", 1917



      
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William Hunter Workman's Timeline

1847
1847
Worcester Worcester County Massachusetts
1884
1884
Age 37
1937
1937
Age 90
Newton, , Massachusetts
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Worcester Rural Cemetery Worcester Worcester County Massachusetts