Stephen Goodwin gives a fitting obituary to George Band, one of British climbing's elder statesmen and first ascensionist of the 8000m peak of Kanchenjunga.
"The death of George Band at the age of 82 brings British mountaineering suddenly perilously close to the end of a generation – those who as young men in the 1950s adventured in the Himalayas and who, for as long as most of us can remember, have formed climbing's Establishment."
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