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  • Edward Whymper (1840 - 1911)
    Whymper was born in London on April 27, 1840 to Josiah Wood Whymper and Elizabeth Claridge being the second of eleven children. He was trained to be a wood-engraver at an early age. In 1860, he made ex...
  • John Percy Farrar (1857 - 1929)
    Captain John Percy Farrar DSO (25 December 1857 – 18 February 1929), also known as Percy Farrar and as J. P. Farrar, was an English soldier and mountaineer. He was President of the Alpine Club from 1...
  • William Lowell Putnam, III (1924 - 2014)
    William Lowell Putnam III was an alpinist, author and retired broadcasting executive. He was Trustee Emeritus of the Lowell Observatory, a private astronomical research facility. He was the son of poli...
  • Dora Keen (1871 - 1963)
    Dora Keen (1871–1963) was an American traveler and Alpinist, also a social and educational worker. Early life She was born in Philadelphia, a daughter of the surgeon William Williams Keen. After ...
  • Oliver Eaton Cromwell, Jr. (1892 - 1987)
    A wonderful person - DLA Member of the 1939 K2 expedition Mount Cromwell is a mountain located in the Sunwapta River Valley of Jasper National Park, in Alberta, Canada. Cromwell lines two km nort...