Gaston Rébuffat, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gaston Rébuffat

French mountaineer

Date of Birth: 07-May-1921

Place of Birth: Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Date of Death: 31-May-1985

Profession: writer, mountain guide, film director, mountaineer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Gaston Rébuffat

  • Gaston Rébuffat (7 May 1921, Marseille – 31 May 1985, Paris) was a French alpinist, mountain guide, and author.
  • He is well known as a member of the first expedition to summit Annapurna 1 in 1950 and the first man to climb all six of the great north faces of the Alps.
  • In 1984, he was made an officer in the French Legion of Honour for his service as a mountaineering instructor for the French military.
  • At the age of 64, Gaston Rébuffat died of cancer in Paris, France.
  • The climbing technique Gaston was named after him.
  • A photo of Rébuffat atop the Aiguille du Roc in the French Alps can be found on the Voyager Golden Records.

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