Cunningham, John Crabbe, 1927-1980, climber

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Cunningham, John Crabbe, 1927-1980, climber

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John Crabbe Cunningham was born in Duke Street, Glasgow in 1927. At the age of 17, he became a member of the Creagh Dhu Mountaineering Club. He visited New Zealand, the Himalayas, Antarctica and Nepal rock climbing and spent many years working for the British Antarctic Survey. He was a student at Jordanhill College of Education from 1965 to 1967, studying a youth leaders' course.

Cunningham was killed in 1980, when a wave swept him to his death below the sea cliffs at Anglesey.


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Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow (1907-1993)

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1965 - 1967

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Cunningham was a student at the College.

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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Rachel Pike, March 2012.




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