George Winston Martin (1901 - September 7, 1970) was an American educator, mountaineer, and artist. Martin held a master's degree in zoology from the University of Washington. He worked as an educator for thirty-six years, at Bremerton High School (where he eventually became vice principal) and as Registrar of Olympic College, a position he held for eighteen years. In 1948, Bob Thorson, Student Body President of Bremerton High School, fell to his death in the Olympic Mountains. This tragedy spurred Martin into pushing for improved mountaineering and wilderness education and safety. This drive helped Martin start the Outdoor Education Program at Olympic College, in which he taught corses in rescue and survival, advanced climbing, basic and advanced camp craft, and skiing. All these courses involved instruction in such diverse topics as botany, geology, climbing, camping and survival, astronomy, zoology, and meteorology. After Martin retired in 1966, he traveled the world: climbing mountains in Europe and hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas and visiting numerous countries, including Japan, India, and locations throughout Africa and the Middle East. Martin suffered a coronary episode on September 1, 1970, while presenting the Mountain Rescue Council oil 'By Nature's Rules'. While his recovery looked promising at one time, he succumbed a week later on September 7.

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