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I'm surprised to see that the Russian version (the only other language version) of this article contains far more detailed information, including a photograph, Burke's place of birth (Wigan), his climbing experience in the Lake District, his involvement in the rescue of two German climbers in the Alps, and much else besides. Since Burke was British and was surely best known in the UK, I'd have expected the English version to be the most detailed one, if not the only one. Admittedly, there are several serious typos in the Russian text ("Matternhorn", "Schridell", "Petemba" and at one point "Byork", instead of "Matterhorn", "Schridde" (one of the German climbers), "Pertemba" (a sherpa) and "B(y)erk" - a transliteration of "Burke", though even then not the best one). So perhaps the Russian version is factually inaccurate - but the different amount of detail is still striking.126.96.36.199 (talk) 14:30, 31 January 2017 (UTC) I now see that the Russian version is essentially a detailed summary of the Mountain Heritage Trust biography referred to in a note to the English version. So the facts are presumably accurate.188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:38, 31 January 2017 (UTC)