Stephen Koch

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Stephen Koch (born September 6, 1968 in San Diego, California) is an American adventurer, extreme snowboarder, mountaineer, and pioneer in the field of snowboard mountaineering,[1] a term he coined. He is best known as the first and only person to snowboard on all Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent.[2][3] Koch is also the first to snowboard all the major Teton peaks in Wyoming.

Koch has been featured in Outside, Men's Journal, and Sports Illustrated.[4] Appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien,[5] MSNBC and OLN.

He is an author of articles for Alpinist Magazine, Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, Snowboarder, Mountain,[6] Men's Journal Magazine[7] and American Alpine Journal. His photography work has been published in Men's Journal Magazine, Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure Magazine, American Alpine Journal, and Alpinist Magazine.


  1. ^ "Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering Descents". Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ Koch, Stephen. "Slave to the Quest". Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Stephen Koch Takes on Everest". Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  4. ^ Koch, Stephen. "The Everest Ride". Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  5. ^ Koch, Stephen. "Stephen Koch Interview". Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  6. ^ Koch, Stephen. "Snowboarding Kilimanjaro, First Descent". Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  7. ^ Koch, Stephen. "Avalanche. A Survivor's Story". Retrieved 17 September 2011.