EVEREST NORTH RIDGE SPRING
Climbing CV – John S DUNLOP
1. Basic Training (1971)
Stage II (Intermediate)
Alpine Guides Course, Hermitage NZ, under now Chief Guide Bryan Carter. Two
week programme in the Southern Alps: snow and ice climbing; crevasse travel
and rescue, bivvy training and avalanche awareness.
Australian & NZ Climbing (1971-present)
Regular climbing in the
Southern Alps over about 25 seasons between 1971 and late 1990's.
Major NZ ascents: Mt
Cook, Zurbriggen route, Linda route and Grand Traverse
Mt Tasman, Syme Silberhorn traverse
Mt Aspiring, SE Ridge
Admitted to full Membership
of the NZ Alpine Club, 1975 (in those days admittance was based on completion
of a number of serious ascents). Also active at home in Australia but mainly
skiing and rockclimbing. Ski standard is advanced; rockclimb leads to Aust.
Alps (late 1980's)
One season at Chamonix
climbing with my wife – no desperate ascents just the usual Mt Blanc, Tacul,
Maudit etc. Went also to Refuge Albert and did Aiguille de Tour.
Solo'd parts of the Haute
Also went to the Matterhorn
and Eiger but got rained off both.
4. USA (mid 1980's)
rockclimbing. No big wall ascents.
5. Expedition Climbs
Changabang 1979 – access via
Rishi Gorge Nanda Sanctuary and Nanda Base Camp. Team was successful, but had
1 fatality on the walk out.
S American Andes 1997 – went
to Catamarca province in Argentina. Mainly work related but got over 5500 m
Khan Tengri 1999 – standard
approach from the Inylchek South glacier. Reached the col at the head of the
Semenova glacier. Turned back by heavy snow and avalanche danger.
Everest N Ridge 2001 - only
went as far as ABC due bronchial infection.
6. Other Pertinent
Invited to take part in the
1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition – declined due to work
commitments. Team was not successful, but my regular NZ climbing partner,
Mike Rheinberger, went back and was eventually successful on the North Ridge
with kiwi guide Mark Whetu but died on descent.
Shortlisted by Aust.
Antarctic Division for posting as station manager in 1985 but missed out on
Currently work as freelance
mining engineer. Do a lot of arctic, sub-arctic and high altitude work all
round the globe, so a major climbing tick list has tended to become second
priority, but offsetting that I am highly seasoned and used to rough trips.
Would prefer not to have a
lead climbing role on this trip but act as a support man for the high camps.
Happy to go for it if the chance is there, but also happy to be in support.
Experienced, well trained,
acclimatize well and a good team member. Married with a 10 year old daughter
and 2 grown sons, one of whom is a self employed, professional rope access
contractor, mountain guide and paragliding instructor.
And the rest of the Team
International Broad Peak
Mr. Roland Hunter
Broad Peak 8047m
Coming on 15/6/2004
Leaders: Roland Hunter (UK) and Paul
Jeff Lamo (US)
Deb Robertson (US)
Nick Stopford (UK)
Pippa Curtis (UK)
Gary Pfisterer (US)
Simon Williams (New Zealand)
John Dunlop (Aus)
Frits Vrijlandt (NL)
Roze Vrijlandt (NL)
Bob Kort (NL)
Menno Boermans (NL)
Mick Parker (Aus)
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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