T H Somervell 1890-1975 Theodore Howard Somervell was Vice-President of the Himalayan Club (1942-43) and President of the Alpine Club (1962-65).
He was also an artist, musician and an author writing four books, eleven papers on his mountain experiences and sixteen medical papers.
Most people are eager to try out the last thing they read in the Cosmo magazine.
These days its all about experimentation in the sack.
He was within a few miles of the front line as the battle of the Somme began on July 1916 and on one occasion, operated almost continuously for 70 hours.Those aware of Somervell's artistic output think of him as a painter of Himalayan scenes but in fact he painted in India, the Alps, Lake District in Britain and almost wherever he travelled.