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Guy Henry Bullock

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Death: 1956 (68)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Lowndes Bullock and Florence Louisa Elizabeth Bullock
Husband of (Laura) Alice Bullock (née McGloin)
Brother of Margaret Annie (Nan) Severn

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About Guy Henry Bullock

Born in Beijing (his father was British Consul to China), Bullock was educated at Winchester where he was a scholar, a cricketer and noted long-distance runner. Described as a "level-headed mathematician", he followed his father into the Consular Service and spent 34 years serving in the United States (where he met his wife), Africa, South America, and Europe.

Bullock was an experienced climber, photographer, and member of the Alpine Club. In 1921, on George Mallory's recommendation, he was invited (as a last-minute substitute) to join the British Mt Everest reconnaissance expedition. He was initial denied leave to do so by his superiors in the Foreign Office, but was finally given special dispensation by the Foreign Secretary himself, Lord Curzon. The two most experienced mountaineers on the team did not reach the mountain, leaving only Mallory and the "steady and cheerful" Bullock as main climbers. They spent nearly five months thoroughly exploring possible routes up to the summit, and ultimately reached the North Col; but unable to continue, they were forced to descend again. Bullock's diary of the expedition was published in 1962 in the Alpine Journal.

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July 23, 1887
Beijing, China
Age 68