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  • 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
  • Hector Macpherson, Jr. (1918 - 2015)
    Photo: Capt. Hector Macpherson Jr. receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross from Maj. Gen. Nathan Farragut Twining, summer 1944"Huck" Macpherson Jr. (September 18, 1918 – March 21, 2015) was an America...
  • Guy Henry Bullock (1887 - 1956)
    Henry Bullock (23 July 1887 – 12 April 1956) was a British diplomat who is best known for his participation in the 1921 British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition. As expedition mountaineers, he a...
  • Prof. Joseph Nisbet LeConte (1870 - 1950)
    Nisbet LeConte was a noted explorer of the Sierra Nevada. He was also a cartographer, a photographer and a professor of mechanical engineering.Joseph Nisbet LeConte was born in Oakland, California to J...
  • Barbara Washburn (1914 - 2014)
    Washburn (November 10, 1914 – September 25, 2014) was an American mountaineer. She became the first woman to climb Denali (Mount McKinley) on June 6, 1947. She was the wife and climbing partner of moun...