Fisher's resume: 32 years old
- Have led six big-mountain expeditions.
- Have led three expeditions to Denali.
- Successful summit of Denali during May,
1997. My team successfully summited the
West Buttress route.
- Attempted the Cassin Ridge route during
the extremely bad weather in 1998.
- Successful summit of Denali June 9,
2001, via the West Buttress route. I was
the expedition leader of a team of eight,
including my girlfriend, my Dad and five
others. Seven successfully made the summit
after spending seven days waiting out bad
weather at 17,200 feet. We had no
accidents and everyone made it off the
mountain with no ill effects.
- Attempted the Cassin Ridge route again
in June of 2001, immediately following our
team's successful summit via the West
Buttress route. Had to abort because of
- Served as a Search & Rescue climbing
ranger for the National Park Service with
Joe Reichart on Denali during the fateful
and tragic 1998 climbing season.
- First full traverse of Annie's Ridge
(Grade III) on the Southeast Fork of the
Kahiltna Glacier, Denali.
- First ascent of the Moose's Ass (Grade
II 5.10 A0) on the northwest spur of Mt.
Hunter with Adrian Nature and Rick Studly
- Aconcagua (22,841'), Argentina. This is
the tallest mountain in the world outside
of Asia and is the tallest in the Western
hemisphere. Aconcagua is another of the
"Seven Summits". I was the
leader of the Team Colorado expedition and
along with three other members, made it to
19,500' before chest-deep snows and
extreme avalanche danger demanded the
attempt be aborted.
- Successful solo climb of Aconcagua,
February 2000, in six days, alpine style.
- Climbed the sheer face of El Capitan in
Yosemite with Scott Earnest during
September, 2000. Helped performed a rescue
that was nationally televised by Real TV.
- Attempted the summit of Shishapangma
(26,046') in the Himalayas during the 2000
climbing season. This mountain is the
fourteenth highest mountain in the world
and is one of the fabled fourteen 8,000
meter peaks. I made it as high as 23,000+'
before aborting the climb because of
illness and severe weather.
- Successful climb of Grand Teton, upper
and lower Exume Ridge
- Have climbed over half the fifty-four
14'ers in Colorado, most in the winter or
via new routes.
- Successful summit of Mt. Rainier in
- Successfully climbed many famous
Colorado ice climbs such as the Rigid
Designator (WI 5-), the Fang (WI 5+), Ames
Falls (WI 5), Stairway to Heaven (WI 4),
the Bone (WI 5), Cornet Falls (WI 5) and
Brides Veil (WI 5).
- Successfully climbed hard mixed climbs
such as the Boulder Boulder (M 7), the
Lower Boulder (M 7) and Secret Probation
(M 7) in Vail, Colorado.
- In addition to my climbing I am a
published professional photographer. My
mountain photos have won international
acclaim in the Kodak Kinsa photography
contest. I have done photo exhibits and
slide shows in Boulder and Denver,
Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia.
- I feel I am climber with excellent
climbing and safety skills. I stress team
safety, team preparedness, both physical
and mental, self-reliance, patience and
teamwork while climbing; demonstrating the
maturity to wait out storms and/or give up
summits if conditions dictate, knowing the
mountains will be there a long time.
- Because I love the outdoors and
mountains and want to do my part to keep
them in pristine condition, I practice
"pack it in, pack it out",
leaving no litter and I always make sure
that any expedition I am a part of also
packs out all its trash.
Nature: Adrian is the most accomplished
member of their team. He has
successfully made the summit of Denali (Mt.
McKinley) 15 times by various routes. He
has worked as a guide and helped the Denali
SAR rangers on rescues. Adrian has done
several notable ski descents on Denali,
including the Orient Express, West Buttress,
Messner Couloir and, most notably, the first
and only continuous ski descent of Denali's
monstrous 14,500 feet Wickersham Wall. He
has been high on Shishapangma in both 2000 and
2001. Adrian is also a highly
accomplished rock and ice climber, boulderer
and big wall climber. He brings all this
experience with him to Mt. Everest to attempt
his hardest challenge yet. On this
expedition Adrian will attempt to do the first
full ski descent of the North Face of Mt.
Earnest: Scott is a very accomplished
climber. He successfully made the summit
of Denali during the 2001 climbing season and
has been high on several big mountains,
including Aconcagua and Shishapangma. Scott
is a highly skilled rock, ice and big wall