On the summit of Everest
EverestNews.com, Here are the details and some pics you requested.
Summit date: 6/23/1970 Thredbo side/ski route
I was on
R&R military leave from Viet Nam and spent two wonderfull weeks in the snow
hiking and skiing Kosciuszko. At that time I had absolutely no idea I would
pursue the 7 summits.
Summit date: 5/24/1988 West Buttress route
Trip group led by my good friend and childhood buddy Nic Parker. Ray Davis
another Alaska Airlines Captain and best friend was also on the trip.
Summit date: 2/18/1993 Vacas valley, Relinchos valley traverse to
the Horcones valley Adventuras Patagonicias group led by another good friend
Rodrigo Mujica. R.J. Vassar and Del LaRue from Anchorage Ak were on this
Summit date: 5/25/2002 South Col
Ascents group led by Willi Pritti and Vern Tejas. Joe Leroy, Arnold Witzig,
Karl Youder were on this team. We shared the summit that day with Brent
Bishop, Pete Athens and Peter Hillary.
Kilimanjaro: Summit date: 2/07/2004 Machame Route
Ascents group led by Alan Carbert. Susan Nance, Georgia Wilemon and Sandy
Tate were among the climbers in this group.
Summit date: 7/20/2004 Standard Route from Cheget side Alpine
Ascents group led by Vern Tejas. Del LaRue, Susan Nance, Laura Ross and Guy
Downing were among the climbers in this group.
Summit date: 12/29/2004 Standard route
Ascents group led by Vern Tejas. Brian Strange, Johnny Strange, and Guy
Downing were some of the climbers in this group. Very windy and cold and last
of my 7 summits.
are a picture of Lakpa Rita and me on the summit of Everest and one of me with
a frozen mustache on the summit of Vinson.
I have been
flying for 37 years and am a Captain with Alaska Airlines. Grew up enjoying
the great outdoors climbing, fishing and hunting in Alaska. I still reside in
Anchorage and climb in year round in our great state, occasionally leaving for
other adventures in other countries. I did not pursue high altitude climbing
until Denali and that sent me on my way to pursue the 7 summits.
For the whole
seven summit list see here.
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