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Canada Shishapangma Autumn 2002

This Canada Expedition led by Steve Adamson is planning on attempting Shishapangma in Autumn 2002 to prepare for Everest in Spring 2004. Steve’s first expedition to the Himalayas was in 1984. He led the Canadian expedition to Mount Tilicho (23,500'). The team attempted to make the first winter ascent of the mountain, but they were turned back by 12 feet of fresh snow. He led a second winter expedition to Tilicho in 1989, but the team was turned back by extreme cold. He finally led the team that put the first Canadian on the summit of Mount Tilicho in the fall of 1994.

He led an expedition the Annapurna I (26,500') in the winter of 1987. Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain in the world, and the team attempted a new route on the south face. At 10,000 vertical feet, the south face is one of the highest rock faces in the world. The team established camps to a high point of 24,000 feet, but were turned back by heavy snow before being able to make a summit attempt.

Steve has also led expeditions to Mt. Pumori (24,000') and to Putha Hiunchuli (23,500'), both in the Himalaya mountains of Nepal. In addition to leading expeditions to the Himalayas, Steve has pioneered many new routes in New Brunswick. He has over a 100 new rock and ice climbs to his credit. Steve has also been teaching climbing for 20 years, and manages a climbing gym in Saint John. Steve has a degree in Electrical Engineering, and teaches in the Electronic Technology program at the New Brunswick Community College.

Look for more about this expedition and Steve soon...

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