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  EverestHistory.com: Vernon Tejas 


Vernon Tejas was the youngest person to have ever climbed to the top of the seven summits (at the time), the highest peak on each continent. He has accomplished this three times and is currently working on his fourth. Vernon is now working his way through the Seven Plummets; this involves hang gliding down from the summits of the highest points on each continent. So far, Vernon has checked off Aconcagua and Elbrus. 

Vernon was named one of the top 50 Alaskan athletes by Sports Illustrated and finished in the top 10 during the 1999 Eco-Challenge. He has guided over 40 climbs on Denali, and became a local legend after his first solo winter ascent up Denali. Vernon also made the first solo ascent of Mt. Vinson and a winter ascent of Aconcagua. He was the lead guide responsible for Col. Norman Vaughnís successful summit of Mt. Vaughn. 

As a guide for Alpine Ascents International, Vernon has guided clients up Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, and Iranís Mt. Damavand, among others. Vernon made history by being the youngest to climb the seven summits and is hoping to make history again by climbing all seven summits twice in one calendar year.

Vern first summited Everest on May 12, 1992, then again on May 25, 2002, and again on May 30, 2003. He was also a member of Everest expedition in 1989, 90 and 2000 expedition.

 
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