Tony Streather

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Streather in 1990

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Harry Reginald Anthony "Tony" Streather OBE (24 March 1926 – 31 October 2018) was a British army officer. He served in the Gloucestershire Regiment. He was one of the mountaineers who first-ascended Tirich Mir and Kangchenjunga.

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In 1955, Streather took part in the first ascent of Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. With Norman Hardie, he reached the summit the day after the first summit party of Joe Brown.[1]

In 1976 Streather led the Joint British Army, Royal Nepalese Army Everest expedition, which successfully put two British Army climbers on the summit.[2]

He died on 31 October 2018 at the age of 91.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. H. R. A. Streather: Army Mountaineering Association Expedition, 1959, Chogo Lungma Region, Karakoram. In: American Alpine Journal 1961, S. 413f. (AAJO)
  2. Day, M. W. H. (1979). Mehta, Soli S. (ed.). "Everest, 1976". Himalayan Journal. 35. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. Streather