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Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth

Full name: Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth
Gender: Male
Born: November 12, 1886 in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Died: April 14, 1975 in Ringgenberg, Bern, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpinism, Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Husband of Hettie Dyhrenfurth.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth was a Himalayan expert and geologist. He and his wife [Hettie] 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. Günter Oskar became a professor at the University of Breslau (Wrocław) in 1919. With the Nazi takeover, however, he resigned and went back to Switzerland. In 1956 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Alpinism Mixed Alpinism Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Unknown Event Switzerland SUI AC

Mixed Literature, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Art Competitions Switzerland Final Standings AC Dämon Himalya
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