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  Mt Everest 2004: John Matthews


Every expedition needs a clown and that role will likely be filled by John Matthews, albeit not intentionally.  Since Everest holds the gauntlet for “climbing firsts” – the first person to ski it, the first person to do it free solo – John is considering an attempt to be the first person to climb Everest using only a grocery cart as his means of transport. This year’s expedition will serve as a reconnaissance mission for that.

John is a long time Telluride, Colorado resident who has been climbing for 5 years.    Climbing is one thing that he takes more seriously than anything, including himself. 

Mount Everest is a place that he holds in terrifying respect and the level of commitment required is something he understands. 

As a member of the Search and Rescue Team and co-producer of the Telluride Technology Festival, John works full time trying to do something other than a 9–5 job.  For now, he will do his best to be a worthy team member, with a sense of humor, and as strong as he can be both mentally and physically.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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