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FOUR CONQUERORS, ONE CASUALTY
George C. Band
October 03, 1955
George Band, 26, a Cambridge graduate geologist, member of '53 Everest expedition and '54 team to Rakaposhi.
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October 03, 1955

Four Conquerors, One Casualty

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George Band, 26, a Cambridge graduate geologist, member of '53 Everest expedition and '54 team to Rakaposhi.

Joe Brown, at 24, youngest man in party. A weekend rock climber, this was his first try at a Himalayan peak.

Norman Hardie, 30-year-old New Zealand engineer. A top ice climber, he took charge of oxygen equipment.

Tony Streather, 29, an Army captain. Previous climbs: Tirich Mir with Norwegians; ill-fated U.S. try on K2.

Pemba Dorje, Sherpa porter, died of cerebral thrombosis at Base Camp after an exhausting high portage.

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