Terray, Lionel

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Terray, Lionel Gender: M
Lionel Jules Henri Terray
born on 25 July 1921 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Grenoble, France, 45n10, 5e43
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°03' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°11 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°36'


French climbing guide, ski instructor and climber who made many first ascents, including Makalu in the Himalayas (with Jean Couzy on 15 May 1955) and Cerro Fitzroy in the Patagonian Andes (with Guido Magnone in 1952).

Terray died on a rock climb in the Vercors, south of Grenoble, on 19 September 1965, several years after the publication of his climbing memoir, "Les Conquérants de l'inutile" ("Conquistadors of the Useless").

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Accident 19 September 1965 (Rock climbing, age 44)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 't' pdf file, p. 24.


  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Ski instructor)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Climbing guide, climber)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir: "Les Conquérants de l'inutile")