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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpine Ascents Everest 2005: Vernon Tejas


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Vernon Tejas was the youngest person to have ever climbed to the top of the seven summits (at the time), the highest peak on each continent. He has accomplished this three times and is currently working on his fourth. Although, these days just reaching the summit does not seem to be enough for the grandson of “Captain Kangaroo”. Vernon is now working his way through the Seven Plummets; this involves hang gliding down from the summits of the highest points on each continent. So far, Vernon has checked off Aconcagua and Elbrus. 

Vernon was named one of the top 50 Alaskan athletes by Sports Illustrated and finished in the top 10 during the 1999 Eco-Challenge. He has guided over 40 climbs on Denali, and became a local legend after his first solo winter ascent up Denali. Vernon also made the first solo ascent of Mt. Vinson and a winter ascent of Aconcagua. He was the lead guide responsible for Col. Norman Vaughn’s successful summit of Mt. Vaughn. 

As a guide for Alpine Ascents International, Vernon has guided clients up Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, and Iran’s Mt. Damavand, among others. Vernon made history by being the youngest to climb the seven summits and is hoping to make history again by climbing all seven summits twice in one calendar year.

Vern first summited Everest on May 12, 1992, then again on May 25, 2002, and again on May 30, 2003. He was also a member of Everest expedition in 1989, 90 and 2000 expedition. He summited Everest again in 2004 May 24th for his fourth summit of Everest.

Vern Tejas, Willi Prittie, Dave Morton, Jose Luis Peralvo, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa will lead the Alpine Ascent team on Everest this Spring. They will attempt the standard South East ridge route.

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Lakpa Rita Sherpa
Senior Guide & Sirdar

Vern Tejas
Senior Guide

Willi Prittie
Senior Guide

Dave Morton
Senior Guide

Jose Luis Peralvo
Senior Guide

Ellie Henke
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Esther Colwill

Ron Farb

Kevin Grant

Cathy Groninger

Kent Groninger

Mostafa Mahmoud

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