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Ashford based guide climbs 7 Summits in 11 months

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Nov. 21, 2008 at 8:01 am with No Comments »
November 21, 2008 8:01 am

International Mountain Guides’ Mike Hamill climbed the highest peak on each continent in 11 months according to a recent post on the IMG website.

Here are some of the details courtesy of IMG:

Mike Hamill didn’t start 2008 planning to do the Seven Summits, but the stars lined up and it happened. Along with the Seven Summits, Mike also guided a successful October ascent of Cho Oyu to round out his busy year. Congrats to Mike!

Here are the Seven Summits dates:

* Vinson (Antarctica): Dec. 1, 2007

* Aconcagua (South America): Jan. 20th and Feb. 15

* Everest (Asia): May 24th

* Denali (North America): July 10th

* Kilimanjaro (Africa): August 12th

* Kosciuszko (Australia): October 13th

* Elbrus (Europe): November 1st

Hamill’s IMG Bio:

Mike began guiding eight years ago and is very passionate about his work. He is a year round professional guide and has traveled and climbed on six continents. When not guiding on Mt. Rainier, where he has over 40 summits, his expeditions include 3 to Everest, 5 to Cho Oyu, 8 to Denali, 16 to Aconcagua, 2 to Vinson, 2 to Ecuador, Kilimanjaro, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Russia, France, and Switzerland among other places. Many clients have remarked that Mike’s love for the mountains is contagious. He is a former Division 1 collegiate ski racer and Junior Olympian, has a B.S. from St. Lawrence University, and is a Wilderness First Responder. Mike cut his teeth on the steep Ice and Rock of the Northeast, primarily in the Adirondacks of NY and the White Mountains of NH, where he grew up. When not guiding Mike is usually climbing, ski mountaineering, biking, surfing, and fly fishing his way around the globe.

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