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
Just the Facts:
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.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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