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Wilbur Davis, 1921-1996

WILBUR DAVIS 1921-1996

Wilbur Davis has been a member of the Iowa Mountaineers for over 37 years. He served as an outing and climbing leader on many of the Iowa Mountaineer North American and international outings and expeditions. His love for encouraging and teaching young climbers in the art and skills of mountain climbing and then unselfishly taking hundreds of beginning mountaineers up mountains for their first mountain summits has enriched not only his life, but everyone who has come to know him.

I had the privilege to ascend Mount Assiniboine in the Canadian Rockies and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania during Wilbur’s 69th and 70th years of climbing and adventuring the mountains of the world. His love of life, love of people and his love for the mountains will be missed by his wife Cornelia and his daughter Connie and son Clea and by everyone else who has had the wonderful privilege and opportunity to get to know and climb with him. He will be especially missed by the Iowa Mountaineers and all of its members.

Jim Ebert