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  EverestHistory.com: Todd Burleson


Todd Burleson has been a mountain guide for over 15 years. He is the founder and director of Alpine Ascents International. He has led 8 expeditions up Everest and has summated twice. He has made more trips to the mountain then any other non-Sherpa climber. He was on Everest May, 1996 and in recognition of his bravery during the rescue efforts received the David J. Sowles Award given by the American Alpine Club.

 

Todd grew up in Alaska, developing a love for the mountains and climbing. After graduating from school, he came down to the lower 48 and received some professional training in the Northwest. In 1980 he made his first trip to Asia. He fell in love with the mountains and the tribal people; he lived there for 2 years. He began his international guiding career in 1986 and still considers Nepal to be his second home.

Todd also founded the Alpine Ascents Foundation; a non-profit organization that supports the Sherpa through school scholarships. The idea is that through higher education these Sherpa will return to their villages and help the communities rise above poverty, use their knowledge to resourcefully improve the way of life and assist with health care. 

Todd has summited Everest twice 5/15/92 and 5/13/94. He has been part of several 8000 meter expeditions including expeditions to Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.

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