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ⓘ Lloyd Anderson




                                     

ⓘ Lloyd Anderson

Lloyd Alva Anderson was known for co-founding REI in 1938 with his wife, Mary Gertrude Anderson. As avid mountaineers they saw a need for quality gear so created a consumer cooperative company that is one of the largest recreational equipment retailers. They were inducted into the Cooperative Business Associations Hall of Fame in 1993.

                                     

1. Family life

Anderson was born to John Anderson and Mary Adda Wilson in Roy, Washington. He studied at University of Washington, earning a BS in electrical engineering and worked for Seattles transit utility. He passed away in 2000.

                                     

2. First ascents

Andersons first ascents include Mount Triumph 1938, Sinister Peak 1939, Forbidden Peak 1940, Tenpeak Mountain 1940, Klawatti Peak 1940, and Dorado Needle 1940.

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