Carlos Buhler

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Carlos Buhler (born October 17, 1954 in Harrison, New York) is one of America's leading high altitude mountaineers. Buhler's specialty is high-standard mountaineering characterized by small teams, no oxygen, minimal gear and equipment, and relatively low amounts of funding; yielding first ascents of difficult routes in challenging conditions, such as the Himalayan winter season.

Buhler is a graduate of The Putney School and is a 1978 graduate of the Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University.[1] He is a recipient of the university's Distinguished Alumni Award, and currently resides in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. He has two children.

Notable ascents[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Honors[edit]

  • 1988 Mugs Stump Award, first year awarded. (Award honors “climbers attempting alpine climbing objectives that exemplify fast, light and clean tactics.”)
  • 1988 American Mountain Foundation Award, for 1st American ascent of Kangchenjunga, world’s 3rd highest mountain.
  • 1994 Mugs Stump Award for the West Face of K2.[22]
  • 1999 Mugs Stump Award for Menlungtse/Milarepa.[23]
  • 2001 Polartec Challenge Award, for “vision, commitment, credibility and respect for the local culture and environment [which] serve as role models to outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.”
  • 2002 Ranked “Best of the Best”, and only American among the top four international high altitude climbers, by Everestnews.com. (2002 was the last year ranking was compiled.)[24]
  • 2003 Western Washington University, Distinguished Alumni Award.[25]
  • 2004 Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Grant (awarded for cutting edge “bold first ascents or difficult repeats of most challenging routes”)[26]
  • 2007 Robert and Miriam Underhill Award, for outstanding mountaineering achievement, by the American Alpine Club[27]
  • Keynote speaker and juror at leading mountain and wilderness film festivals:
    • 2002 Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival, Telluride, Colorado
    • 2003 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, California
    • 2004 Banff Mountain Film Festival, Banff, Canada
    • 2006 Juror, Trento Mountain Film Festival, Trento, Italy
    • 2008 Juror, Inkafest Mountain Film Festival, Huaraz, Peru

Writings[edit]

  • Buhler, Carlos (1989). "Kangchenjunga's North Face". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 31 (63): 23–30. ISBN 0-930410-39-4.
  • Buhler, Carlos (1998). "University Peak, The wild card of the Wrangell-St. Elias". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 40 (72): 78–87. ISBN 0-930410-78-5.
  • Buhler, Carlos (1999). "Russian Style on Changabang". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 41 (73): 106–113. ISBN 0-930410-84-X.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlos Buhler". Alumni profiles. Western Washington University. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  2. ^ Scott, Chic (2000). Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering. Victoria, BC, Canada: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. p. 204. ISBN 0-921102-59-3.
  3. ^ Scott, Chic (2000). Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering. Victoria, BC, Canada: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. p. 204. ISBN 0-921102-59-3.
  4. ^ Ortas, Lorenzo (2017). "Vivir el Cuento. Ausangate, cuarenta años atrás". Los Caracoles Majares (in Spanish). caracolesmajaras@inazio.com.
  5. ^ Diaz Ibanez, Juan Jose (1983). Expedicion Aragonesa al Himalaya. Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain: Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Zaragoza, Aragon, y Rioja Deporte. ISBN 8450083397.
  6. ^ Unsworth, Walt (2000). Everest, The Mountaineering History. Seattle, WA, USA: Mountaineers Books. p. 501. ISBN 978-0-89886-670-4.
  7. ^ Buhler, Carlos (1986). "Anqosh Face of Huascarán". American Alpine Journal. NYC, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 28 (60): 81–86. ISBN 0-930410-27-0.
  8. ^ Kennedy, Michael (1987). "A Hidden Gem - Ama Dablam's Northeast Face". American Alpine Journal. NYC, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 29 (61): 32–41. ISBN 0-930410-29-7.
  9. ^ Buhler, Carlos (1989). "Kangchenjunga's North Face". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 31 (63): 23–30. ISBN 0-930410-39-4.
  10. ^ Buhler, Carlos (1990). "Cho Oyu". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 32 (64): 237–238. ISBN 0-930410-43-2.
  11. ^ Buhler, Carlos (1991). "Dhaulagiri Ascent and Tragedy". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 33 (65): 242–244. ISBN 0-930410-46-7.
  12. ^ Buhler, Carlos (1993). "Alone on Dorje Lhakpa". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 35 (67): 19–26. ISBN 0-930410-55-6.
  13. ^ Johnson, Frederick O. (1997). "Club Activities". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 39 (71): 380.
  14. ^ Dusharin, Ivan (1997). "K2, North Ridge". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 39 (71): 347–349.
  15. ^ Buhler, Carlos (1998). "University Peak, The wild card of the Wrangell-St. Elias". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 40 (72): 78–87. ISBN 0-930410-78-5.
  16. ^ "Nanga Parbat summiters" , 8000ers.com July 13, 2010. retrieved on March 17, 2014.
  17. ^ Buhler, Carlos (1999). "Russian Style on Changabang". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 41 (73): 106–113. ISBN 0-930410-84-X.
  18. ^ Buhler, Carlos (2003). "Sepu Kangri". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Journal. 45 (77): 124–129. ISBN 0-930410-93-9.
  19. ^ Buhler, Carlos (2004). "Nevado Pucahirca Norte I, The Power of Perspective". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club: 275–277.
  20. ^ Buhler, Carlos (2009). "Cerro Castillo, East Face". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 51 (83): 203–204. ISBN 978-1-933056-08-1.
  21. ^ Sylvester, Rick (1979). "From Russia With Luck". American Alpine Journal. NYC, NY, USA: American Alpine Club: 62–69.
  22. ^ "Award Winners". Mugs Stump Award. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  23. ^ "Award Winners". Mugs Stump Award. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  24. ^ "The EverestNews.com list of the best of the best Mountaineers today. (12/2001- 1/2002)". Everest News dot com. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  25. ^ "Carlos Buhler". Alumni profiles. Western Washington University. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  26. ^ "Lyman Spitzer Grants in 2004". American Alpine Club. 2004. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  27. ^ MacDonald, Dougald (April 1, 2007). "AAC Honors Buhler, Chouinard". Climbing Magazine. Climbing Magazine. Retrieved March 19, 2014.