Julia Elissa May [Julie](1939–1986)Tullis [née Palau], was a mountaineer and climbing instructor
She met Terence Michael (Terry) Tullis (b. 1935), the son of Frank Charles Tullis, originally from Fife. They married at Streatham on 7 November 1959 and lived at 69 Babbington Road
Tullis, attended Godolphin and Latymer School, Hammersmith, until she was seventeen, discovered rock-climbing as a teenager and spent most of her weekends either in the mountains of north Wales or on the sandstone outcrops of the Kent and Sussex border
The summer of 1986 proved a disastrous one for the eleven expeditions booked to attempt K2. Though some climbers reached the top, by the end of July six had died on the mountain. Two more perished in the first week of August. Meanwhile, those who still entertained summit hopes—representatives from four separate expeditions—were attempting the mountain simultaneously, Diemberger and Tullis among them. On 4 August they stood on top of K2, as did several of the others, including another Briton, Alan Rouse. Tullis's was the second British ascent of K2; no British woman had ever climbed so high.
The storms raged on for days. Julie Tullis succumbed to high altitude during the night of 6–7 August 1986. She was buried in a crevasse at camp 4, with a memorial on the Gilkey Cairn below. Of the seven people marooned in that camp only two got down alive, Kurt Diemberger and Willi Bauer, on 11 August.