Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Noel Symington in Africa

Readers will by now be familiar with Noel Symington, author of The Night Climbers of Cambridge and Mosleyite blot on the escutcheon of the Market Harborough soup dynasty.

Wikipedia reveals that he also put his climbing skills to good use in Africa:
In February [1938] Miss C Carol and Mtu Muthara became the first woman and African respectively to ascend Nelion, in an expedition with Noel Symington.
Nelion is the second highest peak of Mount Kenya.

My Googling also turned up a Captain Noel Symington who won the MC in the Far East during World War II. This got me excited, but he turns out to be Noel Mallam Symington , an Australian, and nothing to do with my Noel Howard Symington.

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