2003 Meru

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Tanzania Africa | 4,565 m

October 8 – 10, 2003 | Summit Date : October 10

Mount Meru is an active stratovolcano located 70 kilometres west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the nation of Tanzania.

2013 Simien Mountains

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Simien Mountains Expedition

Ethiopia, Africa

October 12 – 19, 2013

Expedition Team : Mike Bosman, Tony van Marken, Ant Jackson, Charlie Parsons

Imet Gogo (3,940m) | Summit Date : October 15, 2013

Inatye (4,070m) | Summit Date : October 15, 2013

Ras Dashen (4,550m) | Summit Date : October 17, 2013

The Simien Mountains, in northern Ethiopia, north east of Gondar, are part of the Ethiopian Highlands. They are a World Heritage Site and include the Semien Mountains National Park.

2008 KilimanjaroRongai

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Kilimanjaro (5,895m)

Tanzania, Africa

September 12 – September  23, 2008 | Summit Date : September 21, 2008 | Rongai Route

YPO International Expedition Team : Leader Tony van Marken

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

The Rongai route ascends Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.

2005 Everest

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Everest (8,850m)

Himalayas, Nepal, Asia

March 28 – June 13, 2005 | Summit Date : June 2nd, 2005

Expedition Team : Vernon Tejas, David Morton, Willie Prittie, Jose Luis Peralvo, Tony an Marken, Esther Colwill, David Liano, Danielle Fisher, Lakpa Rita Sherpa

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is the Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas and forms part of the seven continental summits. 

2004 Vinson Massif

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Vinson Massif (4,892m)


January 2 – 24, 2004 | Summit Date : January 14, 2004

Alpine Ascents International Expedition Team

Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica, lying in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, which stand above the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. Vinson Massif forms part of the seven continental summits.

2004 Shinn

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Shinn (4,661m)


January 2 – 24, 2004 | Summit Date : January 15, 2004

Climbing Team : Tony van Marken, Erik Larsen, Rob Milne

Mount Shinn is a mountain 4,661 meters in elevation, standing 6 km southeast of Mount Tyree in the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains.

2004 Cho Oyu

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Cho Oyu (8,201m)

Tibet, Asia

August 25 – September 30, 2004 | Summit Date : September 21, 2004

Expedition Team : Dave Morton, Lakpa Rita Sherpa, Tony van Marken, David Liano, Paul Lego

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres above sea level. Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan.

2008 Cotopaxi

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Cotopaxi (5,897m)

Ecuador, South America

June 25 – July 8, 2008 | Summit Date : July 3, 2008

Vox Telecom Expedition Team : Leader Tony van Marken

Tony van Marken, Mike von Holdt, Lindsay Noel and Simon Butler reach summit.

Cotopaxi is a stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, located about 50 km south of Quito, Ecuador, South America. It is the second highest summit in the country, reaching a height of 5,897 m.

2003 Cook

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Cook | Aoraki (3,754m)

South Island, New Zealand

December 2 – 4, 2003 | Summit Date : December 3, 2003 | via Lindas Glacier

Climbing Team : Paul Aubrey, Tony van Marken

Aoraki / Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand. 

2003 Matterhorn

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Matterhorn (4,478m)

Pennine Alps, Europe

September 21 – 22, 2003 | Summit Date : September 22, 2003 (via Hornli Hut)

Climbing Team : Neal Brodie, Tony van Marken

The Matterhorn, Monte Cervino or Mont Cervin, is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.