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I am a 24 year old extreme high-altitude mountaineer based out of Los Angeles. I have climbed on seven of the fourteen highest mountains in the world and am climbing on an international expedition on the rarely climbed north ridge route on K2’s Chinese Face in 2009. This route is extremely technical and steep and is difficult to access logistically thanks to the shaksam river, which floods during the climbing season making evacuation impossible. This will be my ninth 8000 meter expedition and my second expedition on K2. Wish me luck!!!! Also headed back to Shishapangma in Tibet this August and planning on climbing Kangchenjunga in the spring of 2010.
Current Altitude Max:: 26,907ft (8201 meters)
Upcoming Expeditions:: Illimani Traverse, 2009 Shishapangma Expedition, 2010 Kangchenjunga Expedition
2003:: Denali (McKinley), Alaska, USA; Summit
2004: : Cho Oyu, Tibet; Summit
2005:: Gasherbrum I and II, Pakistan: Aborted Due to Avalanche Danger
2006: : Gasherbrum II Solo Climb, Pakistan: Summit
2007:: LEADER Broad Peak Expedition, Pakistan; Reached Foresummit; LEADER Shishapangma Expedition, Tibet: Turned back before Camp III due to Avalanche Danger (no teams summitted in 2007); Aconcagua, Argentina: Aborted Due to High Winds
2008: K2 SSE Spur Expedition, Pakistan; Reached 8200 meters and turned around because of frostbite; 11 others died that day; Mount Kenya- Summit, Mount Kilimanjaro- Summit
Spring, 2009: Manaslu Solo Expedition, Japanese Route, Nepal; Summit
Autumn, 2009: Shishapangma Expedition, Normal Route, Tibet (Central Summit)
Media: Check out my 2008 expedition on Discovery Channel as well as in the current issues of Rock and Ice, Climbing Magazine, Panorama, and in the archives of www.k2climb.net

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