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David Knowles (II) (1947–1974)

David Knowles was a professional mountaineer and guide. It was part of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue team in Glencoe, Scotland. He was born in Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, England, on July 20, 1947. His mother came from Lancashire farming stock, and his father, a Yorkshireman, was a riding instructor in the army and then a mounted policeman. ... See full bio »

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 1975 The Eiger Sanction (climber: from the Dougal Haston International School of Mountaineering in Leysin, Switzerland)

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British mountain climber who was killed instantly by a falling boulder on second day of filming of The Eiger Sanction (1975) on Mount Eiger, Sitzerland. Clint Eastwood had been standing in the same spot minutes before. See more »

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