Younghusband, Sir Francis Edward (1863–1942), explorer and geographer

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Younghusband, Sir Francis Edward (1863–1942), explorer and geographer

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31 May 1863 - 31 July 1942


In 1919 Sir Francis Younghusband was elected President of the Royal Geographical Society, and two years later became Chairman of the Mount Everest Committee which was set up to coordinate the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition to Mount Everest. He actively encouraged George Mallory to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest. Younghusband remained Chairman through the subsequent 1922 and 1924 British Expeditions.


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