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Alexander Mitchell Kellas (1868-1921)

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Kellas was a pioneering Himalayan climber who made at least ten first ascents of peaks over 6,100 m (20,000 ft). From 1911 to 1930, he held the world summit record of 7.128 m (23,386 ft) for Pauhunri, Sikkim, which was the highest peak conquered at that time. He was the first to use Sherpas, but is probably best remembered today for his important studies and experiments on the effects of  great heights on human physiology.

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