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  Aconcagua 2004 Andy Politz


Andy Politz Bio: I find myself, at 44 years, feeling very lucky to have known the people I do/have and seen the places and cultures I’ve encountered.

I was a mountain guide at Mt. Rainier for 12 years. I have been fortunate to have been able to travel to many beautiful places to climb: Alaska (Denali and St. Elias), the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Pakistan (K2), Nepal (Hiunchuli and Everest), the Ecuadorian volcanoes and a bit around the states. When the beauty of the mountains grew routine, I spent two winters away in a sea kayak (Baja and Canada’s Inside Passage).

Taking part in the Mallory and Irvine Research Expeditions of 1999 and 2001, has been a turning point in my life. After spending an afternoon with George Mallory, I gained an insight into the make-up of a legend. What the traditional efforts of the early British accomplished are a strong message for us today. What they lacked in today’s gear, knowledge and skills, they made up for in the Human Spirit- in buckets.  

I have told the story a couple of hundred times to local schools, each time trying to express the value the story has for today’s technological society. The Linworth Alternative Program, of Worthington High School has allowed me to run monthly outdoor programs for over ten years now. Spending times in the schools has been valuable for me, to observe the strengths in our developing future leaders.

 
 

 

Millet One Sport Everest Boot Expedition and mountaineering boot for high altitude and extremely cold conditions. The Everest has conquered all 14 mountains over 8,000m and also the Seven Summits- and has now had a makeover to ensure continued peak preformance. With a newer sung, Alpine Fit, and even lighter Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

 

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