John Stokes


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John Stokes

John Stokes Death

John passed away on January 10, 2016 at the age of 70.

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    January 10, 2016
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John Stokes Birthday and Date of Death

John Stokes was born on August 28, 1945 and died on January 10, 2016. John was 70 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: August 28, 1945
Date of Death: January 10, 2016
Age at Death: 70

John Stokes - Biography

John Stokes was born in 1945 in Hamstead, Birmingham, England as John Henry Stokes. He is married to Lynn Stokes.1945 – January 2016, known as  '​Brummie' Stokes, was a British Army soldier and mountaineer, known for his successful summit of Everest in 1976.Personal lifeStokes was born in 1945 Hamstead, then a mining village straddling the border of South Staffordshire, and Birmingham, England, hence his nickname of 'Brummie'.His autobiography, Soldiers & Sherpas, A Taste For Adventure, was published in 1988.He died in January 2016, and was survived by his wife Lynn and their two sons.Military serviceAt the age of seventeen, Stokes joined the Royal Green Jackets, and infantry regiment of the British Army. Three years later, he joined the SAS Regiment.With the SAS he saw action in the Falklands War. He left the army in 1985. He was awarded a British Empire Medal for his nineteen years' work in the Special Air Service.[citation needed] He was well liked by all his fellow Soldiers.MountaineeringStokes took part in an expedition to Nuptse in 1975, in which four members of the team died. The next year, during a British Army expedition to Everest in 1976, he reached the summit along with fellow SAS colleague Bronco Lane. Stokes lost all his toes and part of each foot to frostbite. Nonetheless, Stokes became only the third Briton to conquer Everest. In 1984 while climbing on the north face of Everest (having proved himself by climbing Mount McKinley in Alaska), an avalanche wiped out advanced base camp, killing one of the members and injuring several others, and Stokes' neck was broken.After leaving the army, he was part of an attempt to conquer Everest's last unclimbed route, its north east ridge, accessed via China. Although he succeed in climbing the ridge, the summit could not be reached due to weather conditions, and Stokes was partially paralysed by cerebral oedema.Charity workIn 1991, with his wife, Stokes established and ran the 'Taste for Adventure Centre', a registered Charity and outdoor activity centre for less privileged children, at Credenhill. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for this work, in 2004.