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EverestHistory.com: Gary Pfisterer


Gary Pfisterer summited Everest via the standard south east ridge on May 10th, 1993. Gary is a successful climber, expedition leader, Speaker, and author. He is leading the Kangchenjunga International Expedition 2003.

CLIMBING CURRICULUM VITAE

DATE OF BIRTH       14 June 1952

CLIMBING EXPERIENCE

Rock Climbing since 1988 - lead 5.8

Ice Climbing since 1988 - lead grade VI

MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE

NOTE: All high altitude mountaineering with the exception of Everest was achieved without the use of High Altitude Porters or Supplementary Oxygen.  All Expedition climbs have placed team members on the summit.  All climbs listed were to the summit unless otherwise noted.

August 2002:Tetons, Wyoming, Grand Teton, Exum Ridge, 5.6

                  Tetons, Wyoming, Mount Moran, CMC Route, 5.5

March 2002: California, Mount Shasta, Casaval Ridge (II+)

Fall 2001: Organized and led International Shishapangma Expedition, Southwest Face, reached 7400 meters.

Spring 2001: Organized and led International Lhotse Expedition,              West Face, reached 7800 meters above Geneva Spur.

Summer 2000: Organized and led International K 2 Expedition, Abruzzi Ridge, reached 7200 meters in the Black Pyramid.

Fall 1999: Organized and led International Dhaulaghiri Expedition, Northeast Ridge, reached 7600 meters.

Spring 1999: Organized and led International Makalu Expedition, Northwest Ridge, reached 8400 at the East Summit.

Fall 1998: Organized and led International Shishapangma Expedition, North Ridge, Central Summit 8008m.

Spring 1998: Organized and led International Kangchenjunga Expedition, reached 8450 on the North Face at The Pinnacles.

Oct 1997: Ama Dablam 6856m  South East Ridge

Sept 1997: Cho Oyu 8201m  North West Ridge

April/May 1997: Attempt Kangchenjunga 8586m North Face

March 1997:Attempt Ama Dablam 6856m South East Ridge

Jan 1997: New Zealand:

              Mount Aspiring South West Ridge (III)

              Mount Cook Great Gully and Grand Traverse (V)

              Mount Cook West Ridge and grand Traverse (IV)

              Mount Silberhorn and Tasman Traverse (III/IV)

              Mount Dixon Traverse (II+)

May 1996: Ecuador:

               Chimborazo Direct

               Tungarahua Normal

               Attempts on Illineza Norte and Sur and Carihuairazo

May 1996: Diablootian, Dominica, Normal

Dec 1995: Mount Vinson, Antarctica, Normal

              Ojos Del Salado, Chile, Normal

May 1995: Mount Logan, Canada, Third unsupported alpine style traverse of East Ridge to King Trench, climbing East and West Peaks as well as Logan Peak. (2 person team)

March 1995: Mauna Kea, Hawaii, South Ridge

                 Mauna Loa, Hawaii, Saddle Route

Dec 1994: Rin Jani Traverse, Lombak, Indonesia

Nov 1994: Carstensz Pyramid, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, Normal

               Ngga Pulu, Normal

Sept 1994: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, led Heim Glacier (IV)

               Mount Kenya, Kenya led Diamond Couloir Direct (VI)

Aug 1994: Mount Elbrus, Russia, Normal

Fall 1993: Mount Everest 8848m Nepal, South Col

Aug 1992: Mont Blanc, France, Grand Mulets

              Matterhorn, Switzerland, Hornli Ridge

              Attempt Eiger, Switzerland, Mittleggi Ridge

May 1992: Denali, Alaska West Butress

Dec 1991: Aconcagua, Argentina, Polish Glacier

June 1991: Attempt Denali Traverse, Alaska

March 1991: Mount Washington, New Hampshire, Davis Path/Lions

Nov 1990: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Marangu 

July 1990: Mount Ranier, Washington, Cowltz  

Nov 1989: Chimborazo, Ecuador, Whymper

              Tungarahua, Ecuador, Normal 

Feb 1989: Mount Washington, New Hampshire, Lions Head, 

Nov 1988: Ixtaccihuatl, Popocatepetl, Orizaba, Mexico.

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