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Hettie Dyhrenfurth

Full name: Harriet Pauline "Hettie" Dyhrenfurth (Heyman-)
Gender: Female
Born: November 16, 1892 in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Died: October 28, 1972 in Orange, California, United States
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpinism

Related Olympians: Wife of Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Hettie Dyhrenfurth was a Himalayan expert and geologist. She and her husband Günter Oskar became Swiss citizens in 1932 and won, to the chagrin of the Nazis (they were Jewish), the gold medal in alpinism in 1936 for their Himalaya Expeditions of 1930 and 1934. Günter also participated in the literature competition at the 1936 Games. Their son Norman Günter was also a successful expedition leader in the Himalayas and participated in many mountain films as cinematographer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 43 Berlin Alpinism Mixed Alpinism Switzerland SUI 1 Gold