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Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2002

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Mountain Madness Team members are Julio Bird, Andy Colyer, Gary Ponder, and Matthew Holt.

Everest expedition guides are Hector Ponce de Leon and Charlie Fowler.  Hector hails from Mexico and is an accomplished high altitude guide with ascents of Everest, Gasherbrum II, and Cho Oyu.  Hector has climbed the south face of Shishapangma and was thwarted by poor conditions on K2 twice, once on the Abruzzi Ridge and the other on the North Ridge. Veteran guide Charlie Fowler has been guiding for the past 25 years. He has summitted Cho Oyu twice and climbed the southwest face of Shishapangma, among many other accomplishments, including difficult first ascents in Patagonia.

Four climbing Sherpas will be supporting the climbers including 8 time Everest summiter Lakpa Gelu, 6 times Everest summiter Lama Jangbu and 7th times summiter Nima Gombu.

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