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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.

2003 Kilimanjaro Umbwe

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Kilimanjaro (5,895m)

Tanzania, Africa
October 13 – October 21, 2002  |  Summit Date : October 16 and 17, 2002 | Umbwe Route

Climbing Team : Tony van Marken, Dennis Bennie

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.

 

2003 Denali

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Mount McKinley (Denali) (6,168m)

Alaska, North America
June 1 – June 21, 2003  |  Summit Date : June 16, 2003 (via West Buttress)

Mount McKinley (native name Denali) is the highest mountain peak in North America and forms part of the seven continental summits. At some 5,500m the base to peak rise is considered the highest of any mountain situated entirely above sea level.

 

2003 Kosciusko

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Kosciuszko (2,228m)

Australia
November  24 – 25, 2003  |  Summit Date : November 25, 2003 | Long Route via Charlotte’s Pass

Climbing Team : Tony van Marken

Mount Kosciuszko is located in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. It is the highest mountain on the continent of Australia and forms part of the seven continental summits.

 

2003 Aspiring

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Aspiring (3,033m)

South Island, New Zealand

November 29 – December 1, 2003 | Summit Date : November 30, 2003 | via Colin Todd Hut

Climbing Team : Paul Aubrey, Tony van Marken

Tititea/ Mount Aspiring is the highest mountain in New Zealand outside of the Mount Cook region. It is also often called the “Matterhorn of the South” for its pyramidal peak. The Maori name Tititea means “Glistening Peak“.

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2002 Elbrus

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Elbrus (5,642m)

Russia, Europe
August 1 – August 11, 2002  |  Summit Date : August 8, 2002 | Normal Route

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano  located in the western Caucasus mountain range of Russia near the border with Georgia. Elbrus’s peak is the highest in the Caucasus Mountains and in Europe and is part of the seven continental summits.

 

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Himalayas, Nepal: 31 May 2005…climbing Lhotse Face on the way to South Col

 

Mount Shinn (4,660m)

Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica: 16 January 2004…summit of Mount Shinn, 3rd highest peak in Antarctica

 

Kilimanjaro (5,895)m

Tanzania: 21 September 2008…view of glaciers of Kilimanjaro early on summit day

 

Everest (8,850)m

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Cho Oyu (8,201m)

Himalayas, Tibet: 21 September 2004…view of Camp 2...

 

Ol Doinyo Lengai (3,188m)

Rift Valley, Tanzania: 1 October 2009…Sean Disney ascending to summit

 

Mount Meru (4,565)m

Tanzania: 11 October 2003…view of Kilimanjaro from Mount Meru

 

Ol Doinyo Lengai (3,188m)

Rift Valley, Tanzania: 1 October 2009…Matthew van Marken traversing crater rim of Africa’s only active volcano

 

Chimborazo (6,268)m

Ecuador: 6 July 2008…view on final ascent of Chimborazo

 

Ol Doinyo Lengai (3,188m)

Rift Valley, Tanzania: 1 October 2009…Sean Disney descending from summit...

 

Aconcagua (6962m)

Andes Mountains, Argentina : February 2003…moving up to Camp 1

 

La Leyenda del Dorado 2016

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Introduction – Tony van Marken

Tony van Marken is a successful businessman and avid adventurer and has established a reputation as an outstanding motivational speaker. He has led or participated in over 30 high-altitude mountaineering expeditions on seven continents and has climbed numerous classic peaks around the world.  He reached the summit of Everest via the South Col route on June 2nd, 2005, to complete his quest to become the first South African to climb the original Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents.

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