Charlie has been climbing since the late 1950s. He’s a neurologist in London and an authority on altitude medicine.
He led the first exploratory expeditions to Kishtwar in Kashmir in the 1960s and was on John Tyson’s Kanjiroba Himal Expedition in 1969. He was doctor on the successful
1975 Everest SW Face Expedition led by Chris Bonington, on Kongur (Xinjiang) in 1981, on the 1982 Everest Expedition and Menlungtse in 1988. In the 1990s he explored with Chris the Sepu Kangri region in eastern Tibet.
He co-authored with Chris Everest, The Unclimbed Ridge
(1983) and Tibet’s Secret Mountain (1999).
Charlie has been Chairman of the Mount Everest Foundation, vice-president of the Alpine Club, London and President of the British Mountaineering Council.