/ NEW ARTICLE: John Hunt - The Forgotten Hero of Everest?

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UKC Articles - on 14 Nov 2012
Mick Conefry, 6 kbNext year will mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. The role of Hillary and Tenzing will deservedly be celebrated, but how many people remember John Hunt, the expedition leader who played such a crucial role?

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Mick Ward - on 14 Nov 2012
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Cracking article. Always heard that John Hunt was a good man.

Mick
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Al Evans on 15 Nov 2012
In reply to Mick Ward: He was a very nice man, I met him when he presented me with my silver D of E on a visit to Sheffield and he was very friendly and pleased that I was doing Rock climbing as my pursuit, I told him that I had been interested in becoming a climber since 1953 after hearing about Everest and he seemed to be chuffed that it had influenced people like me, a working class scally from Sheffield :-)

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