Sir Leslie Stephen was an English historian, biographer, author, critic, and mountaineer. Leslie Stephen also took an active part in the organized humanist movement, serving as the president of the West London Ethical Society on multiple occasions. He was the father of famous author, Virginia Woolf, and painter, Vanessa Bell.
British army officer John Hunt, or Baron Hunt, was granted special leave to plan and lead the British expedition to Mount Everest in May 1953. While Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climbed to the top of Everest, he remained at the base camp. He also taught as a mountain warfare instructor.
Griffith Pugh was a British mountaineer and physiologist best remembered for his role as the expedition physiologist during the famous 1953 British Mount Everest expedition that witnessed the first ascent of the Everest. Griffith Pugh is also remembered for his research pertaining to the effects of altitude and cold on human physiology.
US mountain man William Thomas Hamilton, also known as Wildcat Bill, trapped and hunted in the American West. He also became an Indian fighter and then worked as a scout and a sheriff, too. He is, perhaps, best remembered for his iconic memoir, My Sixty Years on the Plains.