Mountaineering Pioneer Dies

Sep 29, 2009
Outside Magazine

Charlie Houston, who was part of the first ascent team at 25,643-foot Nanda Devi in 1936, has died, Climbing reports. He was 96. Houston was a pioneer in altitude research. He wrote influential works on the process of acclimatization for climbers and the health hazards of high altitude, such as pulmonary edema.

--Aileen Torres

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