Todd Burleson On 

Director and founder of Alpine Ascents International, Todd has achieved unparalleled success in the mountain guiding industry and is one of the world's leading mountaineers. Todd spent most of his childhood in Alaska where his prowess and love for mountaineering were developed. In his fifteen years of guiding, he has led 8 expeditions to Everest, and has guided successful expeditions on every continent including all of the Seven Summits. In addition to instructing mountaineering training courses, Todd has recently led successful expeditions to Rainier, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Vinson, Everest and a number of first ascents in the arctic region of Greenland. Most recently, Todd led the AAI trip to Mongolia and ran the AAI school and Denali program in Alaska. Todd joins many of AAI expeditions in a support role, overseeing logistics, climber development and ensuring a good time is had by all. Forever climbing great peaks around the world, Todd just climbed Aconcagua again as well as Australia's Kosciusko, completing his Seven Summits for the second time.  In 1998 Todd was awarded the American Alpine Club's prestigious David J. Sowles award for his rescue efforts on Everest in 1996.

Some of Todd's past cybercasts from Denali 2001, Tibet  Cho Oyu fall 2001. will carry his full dispatches.


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