Keller, 32, a Physicist/Engineer from Bethel, Pennsylvania, USA. He has climbed
extensively throughout the United States also Tibet, Pakistan and South America.
He started his Himalayan climbing career on Mera Peak 6,450 meters in Nepal and
has put up new routes on Nico Peak (5,800 meters), Pakistan and Mustagh Ata (7,546
meters), China. He made the first American and second ever ascent of a new route
on Kutskulin Peak (6,060 meters), Pakistan. He reached 7,000 meters on Cho Oyu
and 6,500 meters on Pumori before abandoning the climb through poor weather. He
also has ascents of Aconcagua (6,995 meters) and a solo ascent Cerro Ameghino
(6,000 meters) in Argentina.
35, a filmmaker from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Tim began
in the mid 1980s while living in Korea. He has climbed extensively
in the Untied States, including Colorado and the Cascades.
quest to climb the Seven Summits, Tim has also completed successful
ascents of Mt. McKinley, Kilimanjaro, and Aconcagua. In
of 2000, Tim reached the true 8,201-meter summit of Cho
Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. To his filmmaking
credit, Tims first feature-length informational documentary,
The Roof of the Americas has won five non-broadcast
awards, including two Tellies. And he has recently released his
new film, “Cho Oyu, West of Everest.”
Austin, 35, an Osteopath from Maidstone in Kent, England was an army physical
training instructor. He started climbing over 12 years ago and has climbed in
New Zealand, the French Alps, Alaska, summiting Mount McKinley at 6,194 meters.
He has also climbed various trekking peaks in Ladakh and Nepal. He reached 6,500
meters on Pumori, in the Nepal Himalayas before bad weather forced the expedition
to be abandoned.
Chrisp, 48, a Dentist from Maidstone in Kent, England has been climbing since
his teens. He has climbed extensively in Britain including Welsh and Scottish
winters. He has also climbed in the French and Swiss Alps, the Dolomites, and
the Pyrenees with ascents of the Eiger, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and numerous other
peaks to his credit. He has also climbed in the Himalayas and has reached 6,450
meters on Mera Peak.