Thomas Camperdown Fyfe

Date of birth

23 June 1870 at Timaru

Died

1947 at Hastings

Parents

Thomas and Jane Fyfe

Married

Mary Peake 1896

Children

Two sons and two daughters

Education

Wai-iti School (Timaru)

Military service

France 1916

Careers

  • Started climbing while working on a new wing at the Hermitage Mt Cook. Made first ascents of the Footstool, Mt de La Beche, Mt Darwin, Mt Haidinger and Malte Brun
  • On Christmas Day 1894 with two others made the first ascent of Mt Cook
  • Became a guide and is credited with the founding of alpine guiding in New Zealand
  • Pioneered numerous alpine crossings of the Southern Alps, including Fyfe Pass