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  Everest Summiter: Adrian Burgess


Adrian Burgess climbed to the summit of Everest in 1989 in 3 days, with just 17.5 hours of actual climbing. Adrian and his twin brother, and climbing partner Alan (aka Al) grew up exploring and climbing in their backyard, the Yorkshire Moors.  By 1966 they desired higher mountains and took their first trip to the Alps. A place they spent almost a decade challenging themselves on jagged peaks and winter ascents.

In 1973 the brothers and a couple of friends bought an old van and took a road trip to India. They climbed their first Himalayan peak, although were not convinced driving was the most efficient way to climb the highest mountains. A few months later they were off again, this time on a 12 month journey taking them up the south face of Mt. McKinley. The trip continued down to the southern tip of South America where they climbed in Patagonia and Peru.

Adrian is also a photographer and has written for numerous international journals and magazines. He participated as a climber in both of the internationally aired films, “Everest in Winter” and “K2 The Savage Mountain”. He and Alan have also published an autobiography, The Burgees Book of Lies. Alan lives in Utah and continues to Guide expeditions around the world. When he is not climbing he has a reputation of being one of the most humorous inspirational speakers in the mountaineering community.

Just the Facts: Adrian summited Dhaulagiri 5/17/1981, and Everest 5/24/1989. He attempted Lhotse Star in 1984 and 1987, Makalu 1992 , Manaslu 1989 and Winter 1983, Lhotse 1982 and Everest winter 1980.

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