Item JCE/22/7/6 - Press cutting about John Cunningham

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GB 249 JCE/22/7/6


Press cutting about John Cunningham


  • 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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