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Francis Tuckett: Mountaineering Pioneer
Episode 3330th August 2021 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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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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Edward Whymper, Scrambles amongst the Alps, 6th edition

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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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