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  Boskoff/Fowler Search and Rescue Fund: missing in China


Boskoff/Fowler Search and Rescue Fund: A new account has been established to accept donations for the Boskoff-Fowler search effort.

The account is titled The Boskoff-Fowler Search and Rescue Fund. It is a Fortune Bank account and the account number is 2000032. Mailing address is Fortune Bank, 1201 Third Ave., Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98101. You can contact Ronnie Henderson at Fortune Bank at 206-403-8023 if you questions.

All checks should be made to The Boskoff-Fowler Search and Rescue Fund. To make a wire transfer, banking information is:

Routing/Transit Number: 121042484
Abbreviated Name: Pac Cst Bkers Bk SF
Credit to: Fortune Bank
Account Number: 125008877
For Further Credit To: #2000032 Boskoff/Fowler Search and Rescue Fund

* All donations are non-refundable. Donations to the Fund will be used specifically to defray costs related to the search and rescue and effort. Any surplus funds may be used for related purposes at the discretion of the Mountain Madness Board of Directors.

Update: Searchers are out in the field looking....

Update 12/18/2006: Several readers have requested updates. Very little news... Search parties hope to find them, but no news yet.  Donations are being accepted, if anyone wishes to donation please let us know and we will put you in touch with the right people.

The last time we talked with Chris, she talked about how much she wanted to go on this trip and just climb....

Background: Christine Feld Boskoff in known as America’s leading female alpinist and CEO of Mountain Madness, (an adventure travel and expedition operator.); in actuality she has climbed the most summits of any woman alive, from any country (at the time she stopped climbing 8000 meters peaks). Christine, a Wisconsin native was born in 1967; in 1993 she took a two day climbing course. Four years later she became the first woman from North America to reach the summit of Lhotse. In 2000 she led a successful expedition to the summit of Mount Everest.

The first mountain Christine climbed was in the Bolivian Andes, 17,000ft Tariji. After this first success she began organizing climbing expeditions to Africa, Mexico, Europe and North America. In 1994 she made her first trip to Asia and climbed Ama Dablam. In 1997 Christine bought the name, Mountain Madness. Mountain Madness is a company which was started by Scott Fisher; however Scott lost his life while guiding clients to the summit of Everest in 1996. Christine has turned Mountain Madness into one of America’s finest climbing schools and 8000m expedition leaders.

Christine has been a member of eight 8000m expeditions, six of which were successful in reaching the summits. She has reached the top of Shishapangma, Everest, Gasherbrum II, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Broad Peak. Other accomplishments include Jilliper North and Ganaio in Pakistan; she has made winter ascents of Mt. Angor, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya in Africa, she has climbed Mt. Blanc and the Matterhorn in Europe and climbed extensively throughout North and South America.

She is the only American woman alive to have reached the summit of 6 8000 Meter peaks. She also has an extensive record of unexplored first ascents, primarily in Tibet. Committed to living her dreams, Christine will be guiding Cho Oyu and attempting to climb K2 in 2002. She was the first North American woman to summit Lhotse. 

She has taken part in 9 8000 meter expeditions, being successful on 6, including Everest, when she summitted from the S. Col/SE Ridge, on May 24, 2000 (a Mountain Madness expedition with Peter Habeler). Christine lives in Seattle, Washington.

Just the Facts: Christine Boskoff: American born 9/7/67, with her 6 8000M summits is now tied for second all time for women. Christine has summitted Broad Peak (8/13/95), Cho Oyu (9/27/96), Lhotse (5/26/97), Gasherbrum II (8/19/99), Everest (5/24/00), and [the main TRUE summit] Shishapangma on 10/10/00 by the British route on the Southwest face.

 

 

 

 

 

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