Wilfrid Noyce(1917-1962), Mountaineer
(Cuthbert) Wilfrid Francis Noyce
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Schoolmaster, author and accomplished mountaineer. Wilfrid was the son of Sir Frank Noyce of the Indian Civil Service and his wife Enid Isabel. He was born in Simla in 1917. Educated in the UK, he took a First degree in Modern Languages from King's College, Cambridge. During the Second World war he served in the Welsh Guards and King's Royal Rifle Corps and as a codebreaker. After the war, he taught Modern Languages at Malvern College for 6 years. In mountaineering, he was known for his strength and stamina and for impressively navigating difficult climbing routes. He was a member of the 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest. Though an experienced climber, he died in a mountaineering accident in 1962.