BOOK BELPER HOTELS

Featured Destination

November 2018: The National Forest

It may be stating the obvious, but the best reason for visiting the National Forest in October is what New Englanders call leaf-peeping. Stuck in ...More
More Uk destinations

Alison Hargreaves
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Belper, Derbyshire
Born on 16th of February 1963
Died on 13rd of August 1995

Born 1963. Died 1995 in a blizzard on K2 - English mountaineer.


One of the best female mountain climbers of her time, she was the first woman to scale Mount Everest unassisted in 1995. She was the first climber to scale all the Great North Faces of the Alps in a single season, made even more difficult as she was pregnant at the time. In 1995 she attempted to climb the three highest mountains in the world, but after reaching the summit of K2, was killed in a violent storm on her return.

Links:
http://www.everestnews.com/history/climbers/alisonhargreaves.htm Biography

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Alison Hargreaves?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

6891 views since 31st January 2007

Brit Quote:
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne - Quentin Crisp
More Quotes

On this day:
St Brice's Day Massacre - 1002, Battle of Alnwick - 1093, Battle of Turnham Green - 1642, Battle of Sheriffmuir - 1715, Caister Lifeboat Disaster - 1901, Ark Royal Torpedoed - 1941, Geoffrey Howes resignation speech - 1990
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages