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Josef Pollinger, 1873-1943

Josef Pollinger, of St. Niklaus, died in 1943 at the age of 70. One of the great guides of all time, he was the last survivor of Edward Whymper’s expedition to the Rockies in 1901. Mt. Pollinger is named for him. His first ascents in that season were: Stanley, Whymper, Mitre, Whyte, Collie, Isolated, Kiwetinok, Marpole, Des Poilus, President, Trolltinder, Vice President and Angle.