Oliver Wheeler

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Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler MC (April 18, 1890 – March 19, 1962) was a Canadian surveyor, mountain climber and soldier.wikipedia
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Arthur Oliver Wheeler

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His father, Arthur Oliver Wheeler was designated a National Historic Person in 1995.
In 1891, Arthur, Clara, and their new son Edward Oliver Wheeler headed west to New Westminster, British Columbia where Wheeler went into private practice as a surveyor.

North Col

He was an accomplished mountain climber and on the 1921 expedition was one of the team to reach the 7000-metre North Col.
The North Col was first climbed by George Mallory, Edward Oliver Wheeler and Guy Bullock on 23 September 1921 during the British reconnaissance expedition.

John Oliver Wheeler

His son John Oliver Wheeler (1925–2015) was an award-winning Canadian geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada.
His father, Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler, participated in the first topographical survey of Mount Everest in 1921, and later rose to become Surveyor General of India.

1921 British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition

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During this time he was a member of the 1921 Everest reconnaissance expedition, using photographic surveying techniques.
The expedition team also included Sandy Wollaston, a naturalist and doctor, Alexander Heron, a geologist, Henry Morshead (also an Old Wykehamist) and Edward Wheeler, surveyors seconded from the army.

Mount Babel (Alberta)

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Mount Babel was first climbed by A Hart, Edward Oliver Wheeler, L. Wilson and H. Worsfold in 1910.

Rongbuk Glacier

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The East Rongbuk glacier was first explored by Edward Oliver Wheeler in August 1921 on the same expedition.

Military Cross

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Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler MC (April 18, 1890 – March 19, 1962) was a Canadian surveyor, mountain climber and soldier.

Mount Everest

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Wheeler participated in the first topographical survey of Mount Everest in 1921.

British Army

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As Brigadier in the British Army was appointed Surveyor General of India in 1941.

Surveyor General of India

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As Brigadier in the British Army was appointed Surveyor General of India in 1941.

Alpine Club of Canada

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His father, a Dominion Land Surveyor, co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada and mapped British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains and the British Columbia-Alberta border.

British Columbia

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His father, a Dominion Land Surveyor, co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada and mapped British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains and the British Columbia-Alberta border.

Selkirk Mountains

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His father, a Dominion Land Surveyor, co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada and mapped British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains and the British Columbia-Alberta border.

Alberta

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His father, a Dominion Land Surveyor, co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada and mapped British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains and the British Columbia-Alberta border.

John Macoun

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His mother was Clara (née Macoun), daughter of Canadian botanist John Macoun.

Port Hope, Ontario

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Wheeler attended Trinity College at Port Hope, Ontario.

Royal Military College of Canada

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He studied at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario in 1907.

Kingston, Ontario

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He studied at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario in 1907.

World War I

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During the First World War he served with King George's Sappers and Miners in France.

Canadians

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His son John Oliver Wheeler (1925–2015) was an award-winning Canadian geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada.

Geology

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His son John Oliver Wheeler (1925–2015) was an award-winning Canadian geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada.

Geological Survey of Canada

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His son John Oliver Wheeler (1925–2015) was an award-winning Canadian geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada.