Dennis Davis (climber)

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Dennis Davis
Born (1927-01-28)28 January 1927
Dulwich, England
Died 19 February 2015(2015-02-19) (aged 88)
Macclesfield, England
Occupation engineer
Spouse(s) Renata Davis
Children Nick, Bea, Colin

Dennis Davis (1927 – 19 February, 2015)[1] was a British mountaineer.

Dennis got his taste for the Himalaya in 1955 when, along with Alf Gregory, Ted Courtney and Peter Boultbee he visited the Rolwaling sub-range. Between the four of them they climbed 19 peaks, of which 16 were first ascents of between 19,000 and 22,000ft.

In 1957, Dennis and Charles Evans, as a two-man team without supplementary oxygen, climbed Annapurna IV before making an ambitious, but unsuccessful attempt on Annapurna II.

Dennis, along with Sherpa Tashi completed the first ascent of Nuptse on 16 May 1961. Other (British) members of the expedition were Joe Walmsley (expedition leader), Les Brown, Chris Bonnington Jim Swallow, Simon Clark and John Streetley. They travelled to Nepal in two Standard Vanguard estate cars by road, through countries including Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and India. The climb was completed without the aid of oxygen.


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  1. ^ Słowakiewicz, Wojciech "Mysza" (2 March 2015). "Zmarł Dennis Davis (1927-2015)". (in Polish). Retrieved 3 March 2015.