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American Sean Swarner takes on Everest: A Cancer's Survivors Journey to the World's highest Summit

Sean Swarner's Summit is CONFIRMED !!! He has done it !!!!

The Summit List: The following one member and two high altitude Sherpa of National Geographic Everest Expedition (Sean Swarner was not on their expedition, but he was on their permit!) have succeeded to climb 8848m high Mt. Everest from South East Ridge on 16th May 2002 at 9:40 AM. They had started from South Col. (Camp IV) on 15th May 2002, at 11:00PM. It is also reported that Mr. Sean Swarner Cancer Survivor. 


Name of the Summiters

Date of Birth

Home Address


Sean Swarner

2 Sep 1974

Estes Park Co USA


Mr. Nima Gombu Sherpa

33 Yrs.

Gaurishanker-1, Dolakha


Mr. Kame Sherpa

32 Yrs.

Kerung-4, Solukhumbu

The 6 member National Geographic Everest Expedition team was permitted to climb Mt. Everest from south East Ridge during the Spring season of 2002, under the leadership of Mr. Peter Athens (1957), Technical Designer Sales Marketing associates from Vermont USA. Sean Swarner, bought a slot on the Pete Athens permit.

Complied by Bikrum Pandey for and

Sean asked us to share the below with you, if he was successful or ...not: [This will take awhile to load, but worth the time...]

"it's the truth from where I'm standing... every day!!" Sean


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