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Nicholas Clinch


ELIZABETH CLINCH and NICHOLAS CLINCH are an exceptional husband and wife team, traveling to Chinese Central Asia, and visiting the places the Littledales traveled.

Nicholas Clinch is a mountaineering bibliophile, and the former executive director of the Sierra Club Foundation and past president of the American Alpine Club. He organized and led Himalayan expeditions and in 1958 led the first successful expedition to Gasherbrum I, America's only first ascent of an 8000m peak. He also led teams making the first ascents of Masherbrum in 1960, and Mount Vinson in Antarctica in 1967.

Elizabeth Clinch worked as a researcher for Encyclopedia Britannica and for National Geographic in Washington D.C. The Clinches live in Palo Alto, California.

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