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The BackTracker History Show - The Backtracker EPISODE 33, 30th August 2021
Francis Tuckett: Mountaineering Pioneer
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Francis Tuckett: Mountaineering Pioneer

Francis Fox Tuckett, alpinist and explorer renowned for scaling 269 peaks in his lifetime.

The son of Francis and Mariana Tuckett, born in Winterbourne on the outskirts of Bristol, his first experience of climbing was with his father when he was only 12 years old. From then, the adventurer changed the world of mountaineering and was described as a pioneer of Alpine exploration ‘whose name was known throughout the Alps’.

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SOURCES

Ancestry.com

Bristol Mercury - Saturday 04 March 1871

Edward Whymper, Scrambles amongst the Alps, 6th edition

Tuckett, F. F., ''A Pioneer in the High Alps: Alpine Diaries and Letters of F. F. Tuckett, 1856–1874

Francis Fox Tuckett, Alpine Journal, Vol. 1, 1863

"A Grand Tour of Frenchay" by John Lucena

Frenchay Museum

The Seed (Bristol Grammer School's student run newspaper)

London Evening Standard - Thursday 26 November 1868

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