Obituaries: Amos R. Little, did 24th documented ascent of Granite Peak

Amos R. Little, who did the 24th documented ascent of Granite Peak (in 1958), died on June 22 at age of 91.

In 1944 he parachuted onto the 11,000 foot level of Crown Peak in Colorado to rescue victims of a B-17 crash.

He was the first doctor on the scene to identify 11 smokejumpers who perished in the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire. He was manager of the 1960 U.S. Alpine Ski Team and refereed two Winter Olympics: Innsbruck in 1964, and Grenoble in 1968.

In 1965 he was enshrined into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame.


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