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Climbing Curriculum

 1983
Rock climbing initiation,

1985
- Mont Blanc du Tacul (4248m), France, normal route,
- Aiguille du Midi (3800m), France, Cosmiques ridge,
- Mont Blanc (4810m), France, traverse Goûter to Midi,

1986
- Les Courtes (3856m), France, SE face,
- Aiguille du Midi (3800m), France, Frendo spur,

1987
- Ski mountaineering to Vallot hut (4362m), France,
- Zinalrothorn (4221m), Switz, SW face,
- Aig Bionnassay (4052m), France, NW face,
- Mont Blanc (4810m), France, through Aig Bionnassay,

1988
- Ski touring Chamonix-Zermatt, France-Swiss, by Ottema glacier,
- Mont Blanc (4810m), France, Aiguilles Grises route,

1989
- Ski touring on the 4000ers of Zermatt with ascent of Breithorn (4159m),
Pollux (4092m), Castor (4228m), Signalkuppe (4554m),  Zumsteinspitze
(4452m), Parrotspitze (4432m) and Dufourspitze (4634m),
- Aig d'Argentière (3900m), France, north face,
- Aiguille du Chardonnet (3824m), France, Migot spur,
- Aiguille sans Nom (3982m), France, from Charpoua, attempt to 3900m before
getting lost,
- Mont Blanc (4810m), France, Jaccoux-Domenech spur,

1990
- Mont Blanc (4810m) on skis, France, by Grands Montets,
- Les Trois Cols on skis, Mont Blanc massif,
- Pik Petrovski (4800m), Tadjikistan,
- Pik Vorobyovski (5500m), climbed to 5100m, Tadjikistan,
- Pik of Four (6229m), Tadjikistan,
- Pik Korjenyevska (7104m), Tadjikistan,

1991
- Annapurna I (8091m), Nepal, sep/nov, south face, Bonington route,

1995
- Kilimanjaro (5896m), Tanzania, dec/jan, Machame route,

1997
- Cho Oyu (8202m), Tibet, sep/oct, normal route,

1999
- Mount Toubkal (4167m), Morocco,  Imlil-Imlil in 12h,
- Shishapangma (8012m), Tibet, sep/oct, south face, Slovenian route,
reached 6700m before snow fell consecutively for 72h,

2000
- Lhotse (8516m), Nepal, SW face, apr/may, reached the end of the couloir,
8400m?, solo and on 40cm deep snow before a storm induced me to descend,

2001
- Kangchenjunga (8586m), Tibet, May 15, SW face, W ridge, apr/may,
- Mount M'Goun (4068m), Morocco, Oct.

2002: Makalu Summit: Member of the Makalu 2002 Expedition

Note: All climbs oxygenless.

Other Data
Birth: 16.08.58, in Lisbon,
Profession: Economist, by Universidade Católica Portuguesa (1983),
Occupation: Founder and managing director of Rotas do Vento, the leading
Portuguese adventure and trekking travel agency, some guiding with the
agency's groups, reconnaissance of practically all the itineraries sold  agency in Portugal
Other activities: cycling, swimming, jogging, triathlon, half-marathons,
Other interests: Art, literature, music, photography,
Other skills: coastal navigation master certificate and coastal sailing
experience, jungle survival course (Malaysia),
Affiliation: ADA Desnível (Portugal), Alpine Club (UK), Montañeros de
Aragón (Spain),
Languages: fluent in Portuguese, French and English, fair command of
Spanish.

Member of the Makalu 2002 Expedition

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