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The last time we talked with Chris, she talked about how
much she wanted to go on this trip and just climb....
Background: Christine Feld
Boskoff in known as America’s leading female alpinist and CEO of Mountain
Madness, (an adventure travel and expedition operator.); in actuality she has
climbed the most summits of any woman alive, from any country (at the time she
stopped climbing 8000 meters peaks). Christine, a
Wisconsin native was born in 1967; in 1993 she took a two day climbing course.
Four years later she became the first woman from North America to reach the
summit of Lhotse. In 2000 she led a successful expedition to the summit of
The first mountain Christine
climbed was in the Bolivian Andes, 17,000ft Tariji. After this first success
she began organizing climbing expeditions to Africa, Mexico, Europe and North
America. In 1994 she made her first trip to Asia and climbed Ama Dablam. In
1997 Christine bought the name, Mountain Madness. Mountain Madness is a
company which was started by Scott Fisher; however Scott lost his life while
guiding clients to the summit of Everest in 1996. Christine has turned
Mountain Madness into one of America’s finest climbing schools and 8000m
Christine has been a member
of eight 8000m expeditions, six of which were successful in reaching the
summits. She has reached the top of Shishapangma, Everest, Gasherbrum II,
Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Broad Peak. Other accomplishments include Jilliper North
and Ganaio in Pakistan; she has made winter ascents of Mt. Angor, Mt.
Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya in Africa, she has climbed Mt. Blanc and the
Matterhorn in Europe and climbed extensively throughout North and South
She is the only American
woman alive to have reached the summit of 6 8000 Meter peaks. She also has an
extensive record of unexplored first ascents, primarily in Tibet. Committed to
living her dreams, Christine will be guiding Cho Oyu and attempting to climb
K2 in 2002. She was the first North American woman to summit Lhotse.
She has taken part in 9 8000
meter expeditions, being successful on 6, including Everest, when she
summitted from the S. Col/SE Ridge, on May 24, 2000 (a Mountain Madness
expedition with Peter Habeler). Christine lives in Seattle, Washington.
Just the Facts: Christine
Boskoff: American born 9/7/67, with her 6 8000M summits
is now tied for second all time for women. Christine has summitted
Broad Peak (8/13/95), Cho Oyu (9/27/96), Lhotse (5/26/97), Gasherbrum II
(8/19/99), Everest (5/24/00), and [the main TRUE summit] Shishapangma on
10/10/00 by the British route on the Southwest face.
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