Full name: Harriet Pauline "Hettie" Dyhrenfurth (Heyman-)
Born: November 16, 1892 in WrocÅaw, DolnoÅlÄ skie, Poland
Died: October 28, 1972 in Orange, California, United States
Related Olympians: Wife of GÃ¼nter Oskar Dyhrenfurth.
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Hettie Dyhrenfurth was a Himalayan expert and geologist. She and her husband [GÃ¼nter 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. GÃ¼nter also participated in the literature competition at the 1936 Games. Their son Norman GÃ¼nter was also a successful expedition leader in the Himalayas and participated in many mountain films as cinematographer.
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