Expedition Team Member
Lardy , Climbing Member
native of North Dakota, Pete (30 yrs) now calls
Colorado his home. He has
enjoyed snowsports, rock climbing and mountaineering in the US and
abroad for many years. He has expertise in high altitude mountaineering,
technical rock climbing, ice climbing, ski mountaineering, and backcountry
lives and works
in the Colorado Springs area of Colorado.
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In July 2003, Pete joined Tom
McMillan and Chad
McFadden on a high-altitude training
climb on Mustagh
Ata (7546 meters, 24750 feet)
along the ancient Silk Road area in the Xinjiang Province of western
Ata borders the huge Takla Makan Desert, where two-humped
Bactrian camels (not yaks) help to carry cargo. Pete descended
the massive peak on his special "split snowboard",
which can be separated into two skis when needed. This enabled
him to efficiently ski uphill, then "shred" down
in fine style on the combined snowboard.
2001 Pete successfully made an unsupported traverse
across the huge massif of Denali (Mt. McKinley) -- 32 days
from Wonder Lake, across the Muldrow Glacier, up to the SouthSummit,
and down to the Kahiltna Glacier! He has also climbed Mt.
Rainier in Washington, and over sixty summits in Colorado,
including 33 of the "Fourteeners" (peaks 14,000+
feet). Most of these Colorado ascents were done in winter
and spring conditions.
you can see, Pete seems to really come alive in cold, remote,