A Whymper tent is a ridge tent of A-frame construction used for mountaineering which was designed by Edward Whymper (1840–1911) and named after him. Whymper was the English mountaineer who was the first person to ascend the Matterhorn. Tents using his general design were in common use from the later part of the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century and were referred to generically as "Whymper tents". A later smaller variant of the design was called the Meade tent.
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