Theodore Howard Somervell 1890 - 1975

Missionary and mountaineer
English; British
born in:
Kendal, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Surgeon, mountaineer, painter and missionary who was a member of two expeditions to Mount Everest in the 1920s, and then spent nearly 40 years working as a doctor in India. In 1924 he was awarded an Olympic Gold Medal by Pierre de Coubertin for his achievements in mountaineering (Alpinism).