3. Frank Sydney Smythe
A talented photographer, botanist and mountaineer, Smythe worked with John Hunt during WWII and took part in several Everest expeditions. The Kangchenjunga Adventure launched his career as a successful author and he produced nearly 30 titles. It is an account of an unsuccessful expedition to climb Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, but they succeeded in ascending other peaks in the Himalayas including Jonsong Peak. The party led by G. Dyhrenfurth attempted to scale Kanchenjunga twice, but unfortunately due to avalanches could not complete the climb successfully and tragically two climbers' lives were lost. Smythe’s photography is remarkable especially considering the equipment available at the time.