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Name:
Freshfield, William Douglas (1845-1934)
Biography:
Freshfield was one of the most prolific exploratory mountaineers the world has seen. He climbed all over the globe and his exploits were writ large over the mountains of Japan, France, Spain, Switzerland, Russia and the Himalaya, to name but a few. Freshfield commenced his climbing career in the 1860s and didn’t really stop until the early 1920s. He is perhaps most closely associated with his climbs in the Caucasus, although his circuit around Kangchenjunga was also highly significant in speeding the development of Himalayan mountaineering.
Further reading: The Exploration of the Caucasus, 1896; Round Kangchenjunga, 1903; Below the Snow Line, 1923.
Notes:
Biographical information is kindly supplied by Colin Wells.
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2006-08-06 00:00:00
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Maxine Willett
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