Reginald William Godfrey Corfield
Lilian Leigh Jones
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Charles Nicholas Corfield 1

  • Born: 4 May 1959

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Charles Nicholas Corfield was awarded a distinction in Tripos (Maths) of St John's College Cambridge. He was in a partnership which set up 'Frame Technology' was taken over by Adobe Systems in 1995.


Charles is an expatriate Brit who resides in the Silicon Valley, a disk-drive's throw away from Stanford campus. He got the bug for climbing from an early formative experience with army instructors at a wet and slippery crag in the Pennines (UK), where he learnt that army boots were not quite as good as modern stealth rubber soles. Undeterred he racked up a number of ascents at college in Cambridge, England, mostly to do with placing bedsteads on top of buildings, the same suspended beneath bridges, and exterior art and fashion improvements to ancient buildings, which the original architects had somehow overlooked.

Charles has climbed around the globe including Alaska, the Andes, Antarctica, Californian Sierras, and the Himalayas. Last December he was on a successful winter ascent of Ama Dablam, which overlooks the trekking route into Everest basecamp. This is his third expedition to Everest he claims that he has pretty good time (better living through altitude and chemistry), and to have set the high altitude record for Latin and quantum field theory.

He trained as a mathematician at Cambridge University England and went on to do research in astrophysics, and can still be found lurking around astronomical observatories on occasion. When he isn't climbing he is at work bringing new technologies to market in the world of Silicon Valley start-ups.



1 Justin J Corfield, The Corfields: A history of the Corfields from 1180 to the present day (ISBN 0646143336).

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