Wally Berg has stood on the summit of Everest four
times. He has had six successful ascents on 8,000-
meter peaks, including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu and
Lhotse, which was the first American ascent.
Under his leadership, hundreds of people reached the
tops of the continental high points known as the Seven
Summits. Wally is the premier "Seven Summits" Guide. Those
summits and the number of climbs Wally has made of each
are as follows: Mount Everest at 29,035' (4 times),
Denali also known as Mount McKinley at 20,320' in Alaska
(4 times), Mount Elbrus at 18,481' in Russia (3 times),
Cartensz Pyramid at 16,023' in New Guinea (2
times), Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,339' in Africa (25
times), Aconcagua at 22,840' in South America (1 time),
and Mount Vinson at 16,067' in Antarctica (2 times).
Wally has guided more than 40 total successful climbs to
the Seven Summits and each was undertaken with humility,
respect, planning, and devotion.
achievements in planning, organizing, and guiding
successful expeditions have also established him as one
of the world's foremost expedition leaders. Of
particular note, Wally has been Leader of two successful
Everest climbs, the International Everest Expedition in
1992 and the American Everest "GPS" Expedition
in 1998. On may 20th, 1998 he established the highest
benchmark ever when he installed a plate for a Global
Positioning System (GPS) receiver at Bishop's Rock, the
highest exposed bedrock on the earth's surface, 40 feet
below the summit of Everest. Wally successfully
activated a Trimble 4800 receiver capturing GPS data
from the highest fixed point on earth from which
readings have ever been recorded. In the words of
Bradford Washburn of The Boston Museum of Science in
1998, "Wally can get the job done! He knows how to
handle bad going up high and stick with it."
2000, his Embree Glacier Exploratory Expedition in
Antarctica, an Explorers club "Flag"
expedition, surveyed a previously unvisited region of
the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica, completing first
ascents and gathering data which was reported to NASA as
well as to scholars at MIT. With his inquisitive nature,
his tenacity and his resourcefulness in wild places,
Wally's scientific and project-oriented trips are known
to deliver on and surpass expectations.
of his success as a "world class mountaineer,
explorer, and educator", Wally was singled out for
recognition in 1997 by Fort Lewis College in Durango,
CO. The college bestowed an honorary degree of Humane
Letter's upon him - only the third person in the
institution's history to receive such a degree. In 1999
he was made a Fellow in the Explorers Club. He is
a member of The American Association of Avalanche
Professionals, the Canadian Avalanche Association, the
Wilderness Medical Society and the American Alpine Club.
Berg is also an accomplished photographer. Wally's
dramatic photography has been published in prestigious
media such as National Geographic (June 2000), Time
Magazine Online (2000), Wired Magazine (1999) among
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