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  • Jim Wickwire (1940 - d.)
    Jim Wickwire (born June 8, 1940) was the first American to summit K2, the second highest mountain in the world (8,611 m - 28,251 feet). Wickwire is also known for surviving an overnight solo bivouac ...
  • Ebenezer Teichelmann (1859 - 1938)
    Obituary Noted Mountaineer Dr. E. Teichelmann Death At Hokitika New Zealand has lost one of her noted mountaineers through the death of Dr. Ebenezer Teichelmann, F.R.C.S., M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P....
  • Colonel Sir Archibald David Stirling (1915 - 1990)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Colonel Sir Archibald David Stirling, DSO, OBE (15 November 1915 – 4 November 1990) was a Scottish laird, mountaineer, World War II British Army officer, and the foun...
  • Johannes de Villiers Graaff, Dr (1928 - 2015)
    Johannes de Villiers Graaff (also known as Jan Graaff) is a neoclassical South African welfare economist and former chairman of Nedbank. Graaff is noted for his work on optimal savings rates and contri...
  • William Wingate Sewall (1845 - 1930)
    Photo: Theodore Roosevelt, William Wingate Sewall, and Wilmot Dow during a hunting trip in Maine. Left to right: Roosevelt, Sewall, and Dow. Sewall, William Wingate (1845-1930), a Maine guide and...