Famous British Mountaineers

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George Mallory
(British Mountaineer Who Took Part in the First Three British Expeditions to Mount Everest in the Early 1920s)
George Mallory
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Birthdate: June 18, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mobberly, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 9, 1924
A leading member of early expeditions to Mount Everest, George Mallory disappeared on the mountain while trying to reach the summit, along with Sandy Irvine. Mallory succeeded or not, it still remains a subject of research and speculation, yet he left footprints on the sands of time. 
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Tom Ballard
(Mountaineer)
Tom Ballard
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Birthdate: October 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belper, Derbyshire, England
Died: March 9, 2019
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Maurice Wilson
(Mountaineer)
Maurice Wilson
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Birthdate: April 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bradford
Died: June 1, 1934
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Leslie Stephen
(British Author, Critic, Historian, Biographer, and Mountaineer)
Leslie Stephen
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Birthdate: November 28, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kensington Gore, London, England
Died: February 22, 1904

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.

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John Hunt, Baron Hunt
(British Army Officer Who Led the Successful 1953 British Expedition to 'Mount Everest')
John Hunt, Baron Hunt
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Birthdate: June 22, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shimla, India
Died: November 7, 1998

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.

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Edward Whymper
(Mountaineer)
Edward Whymper
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Birthdate: April 27, 1840
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: September 16, 1911
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Doug Scott
(Mountaineer)
Doug Scott
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Birthdate: May 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: December 7, 2020
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Dougal Haston
(Explorer)
Dougal Haston
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Birthdate: April 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: January 17, 1977
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Albert F. Mummery
(Mountaineer)
Albert F. Mummery
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Birthdate: September 10, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dover, England
Died: August 24, 1895
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Arnold Lunn
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Birthdate: April 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chennai, India
Died: June 2, 1974
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Douglas Freshfield
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Birthdate: April 27, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 9, 1934
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Griffith Pugh
(Physiologist)
Griffith Pugh
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Birthdate: October 29, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: December 22, 1994

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.

William Martin Conway, Baron Conway
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Birthdate: April 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester, England
Died: April 19, 1937
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William Thomas Hamilton
(US Mountain Man, Hunter, Fighter, Scout, and Author)
William Thomas Hamilton
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Birthdate: December 6, 1822
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
Died: May 24, 1908

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.

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Percy Wyn-Harris
(Mountaineer, colonial administrator, and yachtsman)
Percy Wyn-Harris
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Birthdate: August 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Acton, Middlesex, England
Died: February 25, 1979