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Swiss in the Himalayas:
1939 – 51
1952
1956

Participants in the 1956 Mount Everest/Lhotse expedition

Selection criteria and roles of participants from the perspective of expedition leader Albert Eggler*

Albert Eggler 1913 – 1998, expedition leader.

Wolfgang Diehl 1908 – 1990, deputy expedition leader.

Hans Grimm 1912 – 1988.

Hansruedi von Gunten born in 1928, responsible for food and resources.
Third ascent of Mount Everest on May 24, 1956.

Edi Leuthold 1928 – 2000, expedition physician.

Fritz Luchsinger 1921 – 1983, responsible for equipment and clothing.
First ascent of Lhotse on May 18, 1956.

Jürg Marmet born in 1927, responsible for oxygen devices.
Second ascent of Mount Everest on May 23, 1956.

Fritz Müller 1926 – 1980, geographer and glaciologist. Glaciological examinations of the Khumbu glacier.

Ernst Reiss born in 1920, head climber, responsible for climbing equipment and clothing.
First ascent of Lhotse on May 18, 1956.

Dölf Reist 1921 – 2000, responsible for equipment and clothing.
Third ascent of Mount Everest on May 24, 1956.

Ernst Schmied 1924 – 2002, responsible for food and resources.
Second ascent of Mount Everest on May 23, 1956.


*(see Eggler, Albert: Gipfel über den Wolken Lhotse und Everest. A Special Edition of the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Book Series Directed by Othmar Gurtner.) Hallwag Bern 1956).

Portraits of Albert Eggler and Ernst Schmied from the above book. Written by Daniel Dummermuth, Vice President of the SAC Division Bern. Compiled by Etienne Gross


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