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  Mt. Everest 2004: Irish Expedition


 Latest News: Summits and details and more and Mt. Everest 2004: Irish Expedition May 20th and Homecoming of Everest Summiters: Pat Falvey and Clare O' Leary: Mt. Everest 2004: Irish Expedition and Summit photos Mt. Everest 2004: Irish Expedition

Falvey, age 45, is a full-time adventurer, team-trainer and motivational-speaker. He is returning to Everest as the leader of the Irish Everest 2004 Expedition. Born in Cork Co. Ireland Falvey has an impressive record of 35 ascents on mountains over 18,000 feet over the last 10 years. Aside from Everest itself he has climbed Cho Oyo, the world's sixth tallest peak, and did so without supplemental oxygen. He's also a member of the Seven Summits club having climbed the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

Falvey hopes to be the first Irish climber to summit Everest from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides of the mountain. Another hoped for first is Clare O'Leary a 32-year-old doctor from Bandon, Co. Cork. If the expedition is successful O'leary will be the first Irish woman to stand on top of the world by summiting Everest. She, along with Falvey, was also a member of the Irish Everest Expedition 2003 and reached a personal record height of 24,500 before being forced to turn around.

Also on the Irish expedition is 43-year-old climber and ex-professional basketball player John Joyce from Tuam, Co. Galway. John has trained and climbed in Scotland, Spain, the Alps, Africa, South America and the Himalayas. Joyce was base camp manager for the 2003 expedition. This will be his first summit if successful.

Pat Duggan is the Network Administrator for Cork City Council and has worked with Pat Falvey on a number of expeditions in communications and IT operations. He is an avid mountaineer and will be in charge of relaying expedition news to the outside world.

Pemba Gyali will be Sirdar (chief climbing Sherpa) and head of a strong Sherpa team in support of the expedition. As with any modern expedition the Irish 2004 team will depend heavily and in many different ways on their Sherpa teammates. Gyali will hold joint responsibility with Pat Falvey for the logistical success of the expedition. The Sherpa are a full and respected part of the team and include many with highly successful climbing records of their own. In addition to Gyali the Sherpa team includes Ang Rita, Dawi (Head Cook), Dorje, Minngma Chhiri, Nang Chemmi, Nima, and Pemba Rinzee.

Pat Falvey, veteran expedition leader, Everest climber, author and motivational speaker.

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