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Legendary British Climber Joe Brown Dies at Age 89

On April 15, the legendary British climber Joe Brown passed away in his home at the age of 89. Brown was at the cutting edge of rock climbing and mountaineering in the 1950s and 1960s, not only for his ascents, but for his vision, technique, and gear. Brown put up countless first ascents in the United Kingdom, including classics such as Cemetary Gates, Cenotaph Corner, The Unconquerables, Valkyrie, Elder Crack, and Great Slab, to name a few. He was also on the first ascent of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak.

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