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  Mt. Everest 2004: IMG Mount Everest Expedition 2004
South Side (Nepal)
NEWSFLASH


Update: Mark Tucker reports on the sat phone (10:45am NEPAL TIME) that the teams have all reached the South Summit (this includes IMG, Chileans, and some Himalayan Guides climbers) and are now working on fixing the Hillary Step.  They are running a little slowly, but it is a perfect day, everyone is feeling good, and they have sufficient oxygen...  so far so good!

Brien Sheedy Director of Outdoor Programs at Whitman College Senior NOLS Instructor  & Climbing Guide

Brien is the Director of Outdoor Programs at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.   Previously, he worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School for more than a decade and has roughly 185 field weeks instructing for NOLS. He led NOLS courses in Patagonia, Kenya, Mexico, India, Canada, Alaska, Washington, Wyoming, Utah and Arizona.

Brien started guiding in 1990 and has taught training courses for the Kenya Wildlife Service climbing rescue team, Tanzanian park rangers, Ugandan park rangers, the USFS, NPS, FWS and BLM. He has also guided clients up dozens of peaks in the Waddington Range including some first ascents and an eleven pitch WI 4 route with a client. While in Kenya he guided several clients up multiple routes on Mt. Kenya and surrounding peaks and guided another client up the Ice window route.

Brien has climbed Denali, Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua is slowly working on climbing the seven summits. Other adventures have included crossing the campo de hielo sur in Patagonia  and climbing  several unnamed peaks in the Yukon Territory, the Chugatch Range, and the Alaska Range. He has led three Himalayan expeditions, climbed two Mexican volcanoes and done multiple ascents by multiple routes of most of the cascade volcanoes and several dozen other peaks in the cascades.

Brien was born in Syracuse, New York and currently resides in Walla Walla, WA.  He received a Bachelorís degree in Environmental Studies from SUNY ESF at Syracuse, followed by a Masterís Degree in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin.

Brien is a member of the International Mountain Guides team for 2004...

Eric Simonson IMG Expeditions

Eric Simonson, veteran expedition leader, Everest Summiter, author and motivational speaker.

 

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