THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (WITH IBG)
Colin Grant Crawford
Crawford
(1890–1959)
“Ferdie” Crawford (so called for his resemblance to Czar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria) joined the 1922 expedition as transport officer, a role at which he was “useless” according to General Bruce. A good rock climber, but not a strong performer at altitude, Crawford escaped the disaster on the North Col in 1922 that killed seven porters. He later returned to Everest in 1933.
On graduating from Cambridge, Crawford entered the Indian Civil Service. In the 1940s he taught at Eton with Brocklebank and in his latter years sometimes fished with Longstaff in Scotland, where he died on his local cricket pitch, aged 69.
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