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Summit, April 1967

George Ingle Finch, (1888 – 1970) was a chemist and mountaineer and known for creating the first down jacket for a 1922 Mount Everest Expedition.   “Is this your famous balloon jacket?” Finch glowered at me.  It was obvious that he’d endured too much teasing about that particular article of clothing.  "It’s the goose-down-filled outerContinue Reading

woanderlust: F.S. Smythe