THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (WITH IBG)
Colonel Sir John Edmund Hugh Boustead
Boustead
(1895–1980)
Hugh Boustead was a climbing member of the 1933 expedition, for which he was recommended by Norton following his 1926 exploration of the Zemu Gap on the northeast shoulder of Kangchenjunga. On Everest, he incurred Ruttledge’s wrath when his premature descent with Birnie cost two days in establishing Camp V.
Boustead had a long military and political career spanning 25 years in Africa (where he commanded the Sudan Camel Corps in 1931) and 16 years in Arabia. In 1920 he captained the British Olympic Modern Pentathlon team.
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