American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

W. Ryland Hill, 1912-1988

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  • Publication Year: 1990

W. RYLAND HILL 1912-1988

Ryland Hill, an American Alpine Club member since 1961, died on December 22, 1988. He was Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He had also served in UNESCO as chief of their educational program in Africa and had supervised the allocation of U.S. State Department money to improve graduate education in both South Korea and India.

Ryland’s climbing career spanned more than three decades, starting before World War II in the Sierra Nevada and continuing in the Cascades and Olympics for many years. He was also active in The Mountaineers but he climbed little in the last decade of his life.

George R. Sainsbury

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