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MARTIN MINAŘÍK

Martin's most recent mountaineering accomplishment was climbing Shishapagma in Tibet (8013 m). He summitted on October 9th, 2004, climbing the route known as the British Route. The team did not use oxygen. All four members of the Czech expedition were successful in the ascent. (image gallery)

In July 2003, Martin and his climbing team consisting of two other Czechs climbed Broad Peak (8048m). The attempt on K2 (8611m) the same month was unsuccessful, though that year, no parties summitted due to weather conditions.. (image gallery)

Martin succeeded in climbing the world's third highest peak, Kangchenjunga (8598m) in May, 2002. In doing so, Martin made history by being the first Czech to reach its summit.

Martin has made mountaineering history before. In May 1999 he completed a solo traverse of Canada's highest mountain, Mt. Logan, a feat which has been recognized by the Canadian climbing community and acknowledged in the classic book, A History of Canadian Mountaineering by author Chic Scott.

Martin's love of climbing has also taken him travelling to South America, where he climbed Aconcagua solo using the less common Polish Glacier Route. There have been many trips throughout Europe as well, including climbing in the Chamonix area of France, and the Matterhorn in Switzerland (winter ascent). Of course, the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia, where he learned this sport, he knows very well. While establishing his company in Seattle, Martin would relax by climbing various routes on Mt. Rainier, and other peaks in the Olympics and Cascades.

Martin's next mountaineering objective will likely be climbing the north side of Mt. Everest in the spring on 2005.

While waiting out storms on various mountains, snowbound his tent, Martin enjoys reading fat books about history and anything else other than climbing!

Given Martin's impressive track record, you can trust him to organize every detail of your trip, to ensure that it is a success for everyone.