McMillan, Base Camp/Public Relations Manager
native of Texas who has lived in northern California most of her
life, Linda is the wife of Tom McMillan and has been a climber for
over 20 years. Together they have enjoyed climbing peaks and cliffs
in the US, the European Alps, northern Wales, South America, and
Asia. In addition, she has had the opportunity to climb with international
friends in Japan, Sweden, and South Africa.
duties as a team member include: fundraiser, public relations and
publicity manager, press contact, webmaster, equipment procurer,
spare set of hands, photographer, chronicler of the expedition,
and a watchful "mother" to the team members during the
trek and at base camp.
she also contributes her time to projects for The
American Alpine Club, The
World Commission on Protected Areas--Mountains Biome of The
World Conservation Union and the UIAA
(the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation).
She has traveled around the world advocating for the protection
of mountain environments and reasonable access to them. She works
to bring land managers, local communities, and climbers together
to promote mountain stewardship.
and her husband live in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.
Her adult son and daughter also live in California.
more team member information...
September 2003, Linda attended the
5th World Parks Congress in South Africa, where she promoted the
important part that climbers can play in the management and protection
of mountain areas around the world.
our Everest expedition in 2004, Linda met with fellow mountain
protection colleagues including Dr. Alton Byers at The
Mountain Institute (TMI). Dr. Byers is heading an important
reforestation project in the Imja Tse (Island Peak) area of
the Everest region, The American Alpine Club is providing
funding for this crucially-needed environmental project in
this area, which is visited by climbers and thousands of trekkers
in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Linda also met with Ben Ayres, the
American founder of the important non-profit organization Porters'
Progress, which is working to improve the lives and working
conditions for porters in Nepal.