Neal Beidleman

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Neal Beidleman is a mountaineer and climbing guide, known for surviving the 1996 Mount Everest disaster.[1] He conducted numerous public talks on his experiences in that disaster, especially in regard to decision-making and team management.[2] Beidleman's stories were also featured on the U.S. television news show Nightline. Beidleman made a return trip to Mount Everest in 2011.[3]

Neal Beidleman was working as a guide with his co-worker and friend Scott Fischer in the spring of 1996 on Mount Everest. The disaster involved the death of Fischer and several other climbers that season.[4]

In 2018, he summited Mount Everest with Adrian Ballinger.[5]

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  1. ^ "Facts & Statistics - Storm Over Everest - FRONTLINE - PBS". Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ News, A. B. C. (29 April 2013). "1996 Everest Disaster Survivor Retraces Climb". ABC News. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Neal Beidleman's Return to Mount Everest". Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  4. ^ Mutrie, Tim (16 April 2011). "Finally Ready to Confront Everest After Fatal Climb of '96". Retrieved 11 May 2017 – via
  5. ^ "Alpinist Adrian Ballinger and Climbing Team Successfully Summit Mt. Everest and Cho Oyu in 23 Days - Press Release - Digital Journal". Retrieved 2018-06-05.