GB 249 JCE/22/7/6
- September 1999 (Creation)
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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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Newspaper article about John Cunningham entitled 'Hard Man of the Hills' by Tom Prentice, published in the Herald, 11 September 1999.
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