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  Autumn Cho Oyu 03: International Mountain Guides

2003 Cho Oyu Expedition Team Chris Booher, Co-leader: Chris has been a professional mountain guide since 1996 and has guided at Mt. Rainier for many years. His guiding career has taken him to many fantastic places in North and South America, including many foreign trips to Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and to the summit of Everest via the North Ridge. Rock climbing, ice climbing, and fly fishing have given Chris the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Thailand. In addition to climbing activities, Chris is an avid soccer player and enjoys whitewater kayaking.
2003 Cho Oyu Expedition Team Mike Hamill, Co-leader: Mike began guiding five years ago and is very passionate about his work. He is a year round professional guide and has traveled and climbed on five continents. When not guiding on Mt. Rainier, where he has over 40 summits, he can be found leading expeditions in Alaska, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, the Himalaya, and throughout the United States. Many clients have remarked that Mike's love for the mountains is contagious. He is a former Division 1 collegiate ski racer and Junior Olympian, has a B.S. from St. Lawrence University, and is a Wilderness First Responder. When not guiding Mike is usually climbing ski mountaineering, biking, and fly fishing his way around the globe.
2003 Cho Oyu Expedition Team
Garrett Madison, Asst. guide: Garrett is a native of the Pacific Northwest who enjoys many aspects of mountaineering and skiing, which he has done in the French Alps, the Tetons, and the Olympic and Cascade mountains. He has been guiding for RMI for five years and now has about 60 ascents of Rainier.
2003 Cho Oyu Expedition Team Justin Merle, Asst. guide: Justin grew up climbing in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. He began guiding in 1999 and now shares his passion for the mountains on trips all over the world. A senior guide on Mount Rainier, he has summited over 50 times. Justin has guided successful expeditions on Mt. McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina. He has a B.A. in Geology, is a Wilderness First Responder and is certified in Outdoor Emergency Care. When not guiding, he dabbles in substitute teaching. He spends his free time climbing rock and ice, running, cycling, skiing and also being lazy.

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

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