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  Mt. Everest 2004: George Dijmarescu


Self portrait, yeah was cold up there ©George Dijmarescu

Gheorghe Dijmarescu swam the Danube River, jumped from a moving train and made his way alone through the Alps to escape the brutality of communist Romania under Nicolae Ceausescu. Eventually the defector made his way to Hartford, Connecticut’s West End. On a whim, with no mountaineering experience or equipment, Dijmarescu attempted a mid-winter climb of Mount Washington, drawn by the New Hampshire peak’s reputation for ferocious weather and, perhaps the fact that, as a survivor of communism, he wanted to have a special relationship with the mountains named for the founders of American democracy. Four years later – in 1999 – he reached the summit of Mt. Everest. He has summited the mountain every year since then, once without oxygen. He has also reached the summit of Aconcagua, in Argentina, the highest mountain in the Americas, and Denali, aka Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North America. To date, Dijmarescu has funded his mountaineering career with money earned at the home improvement business he runs and operates with his brother.

To offer support or assistance for Gheorghe and Lakpa’s historic climb, please contact us at

Donations to: Connecticut Everest Expedition at Optimum Financial Box 290209 Wethersfield, CT 06129-9950

Lakpa Sherpa is now the only woman to have climbed Mt. Everest three times. In 2004 she will attempt Everest again trying for her 4th summit. She will go with her husband George Dijmarescu who will go for his 6th Summit of Mt Everest in 6 years!

Article: Gheorghe Dijmarescu and Lakpa Sherpa Pursue Top of the World Double Header

Articles One Spring 2004: Climbing the slopes of Mt. Everest is sometimes as dangerous if not more dangerous than going for the summit: By George Dijmarescu

George and Lakpa are sponsored for 2004 in part by Sabia & Hartley, LLC of Hartford CT

 

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