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Himalayan Historian Elizabeth Hawley Dies at 95

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ABB · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 0

Quite arguably the most significant non-climbing member of the Himalayan climbing community who chronicled it all. Much gratitude for Ms. Hawley's voluminous contribution over the decades. Obit at NYT and another at Gripped.

Auden Alsop · · Baltimore, MD · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 10

Rip. Does anyone know just how long she kept the records for the region?

ABB · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 0

Ms. Hawley started documenting expeditions in 1963, same year as the first successful US Everest expedition, and passed the baton in 2016. Her writing has been a tremendous source of inspiration, akin to Brad Washburn's Alaskan research and photos, which he generously shared. Perhaps Italian photographer Vittorio Sella (1859-1943) set the bar early with his magnificent photos - stunning work. Which other journalists/photojournalists have had such a profound impact on alpine climbing?

Allen Sanderson · · Oootah · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 1,187

Sad news UK Climbing link. Folks should watch Keeper of the Mountains by Alison Otto which is about Elizabeth Hawley.


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