René Desmaison

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René Desmaison in 2005

René Desmaison (April 14, 1930, Bourdeilles, Dordogne – September 28, 2007) was a veteran French mountaineer, climber and alpinist.[1]

Desmaison had climbed more than 1,000 mountains since the 1950s.[1] He made the first ascent of 114 previously unclimbed mountains throughout the Andes, Alps and Himalayas.[1] He is also credited with creating several new winter routes in the Alps.[1]

René Desmaison died on September 28, 2007, at La Timone Hospital in Marseille, France. He was 77 years old.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Veteran French mountaineer Rene Desmaison dead". AFP. France 24. 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 

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