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  • Dr. Roger Sherman Baldwin Whitney (1905 - 1965)
    Dr. Roger Sherman Whitney After graduating from Yale in 1928, and Harvard Medical School in 1932, he came to Colorado Springs in the mid 1930s to attend to Tuberculosis patients. It was in his adopte...
  • Wilhelm Filchner (1877 - 1957)
    Wilhelm Filchner (13 September 1877 – 7 May 1957) was a German army officer, scientist and explorer. He conducted several surveys and scientific investigations in China, Tibet and surrounding regions...
    Heinrich Harrer (1912 - 2006)
    Heinrich Harrer (6 July 1912 – 7 January 2006) was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman,geographer, member of the Nazi party, oberscharführer in the Schutzstaffel, and author. He was a member of the four...
  • Oscar Eckenstein (1859 - 1921)
    Oscar Johannes Ludwig Eckenstein (9 September 1859 – 8 April 1921) was an English rock climber and mountaineer, and a pioneer in the sport of bouldering. Inventor of the modern crampon, he was an inn...
  • Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943 - 1992)
    Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943-1992) was a Polish computer engineer and mountain climber. She was the first woman to successfully summit K2. Wikipedia EN