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The making of mountaineers
Summer 2006
Danielle Fisher gave herself five years to become the youngest person to climb the highest mountain on every continent. The Washington State University student did it in two, joining the ranks in 2005 of an elite fellowship of climbers who got their start on Washington's peaks.
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Hiking, Leadership, Mountain climbing


On top at last: John and Jess Roskelley scale Everest together
Winter 2003
"The goal you set for yourself is to stay the course . . . to stay focused. At any time you get tired of the glare off the snow, the dust, the miles of glacial terrain, the travel, the lack of sleep, the altitude. The altitude just takes a huge t...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Mountain climbing


Ershlers complete Seven Summits with Everest climb
Winter 2002
Phil and Susan Ellerman Ershler can scratch one more thing off their "to do" list. On May 16 they conquered 29,035-foot Mount Everest and became the first husband-wife team to top the Seven Summits together. (See sidebar.)The Ershlers' quest to su...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Mountain climbing


Mountain men
Winter 2001
The father-and-son team of Ken and Jeff Christianson of Burlington climbed 19,340-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania last May. By coincidence rather than plan, Jeff says, “we summited on my dad’s 49th birthday— May 1...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Mountain climbing