Victor Saunders

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Victor Saunders is a British mountaineer[1] and author. He trained as an architect[2] at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He became as a UIAGM mountain guide in 1996.

He has lived in Les Houches, Chamonix since 2003.

Saunders first reached the summit of Mount Everest in May 2004, and went on to climb it several more times.[3][4]

Notable climbs[edit]

The climbs are listed in date order.

  • 2007 - Ama Dablam[5]
  • 2006 - Everest[6]
  • 2005 - Everest
  • 2004 - Ama Dablam[7]
  • 2004 - Everest [8][9]
  • 1997 - Cho Oyu
  • 1996 - Mustagh Ata
  • 1995 - Bhutan
  • 1995 - Ecuador Volcanoes, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi
  • 1994 - Panch Chuli Trek
  • 1994 - Hatezan Zom
  • 1993 - Bhutan Basingtang
  • 1993 - Gondoro La
  • 1993 - K2. Saunders returned from 8000m during rescue operations.
  • 1992 - Panch Chuli V - first ascent, with Dick Renshaw, Stephen Sustad & Stephen Venables
  • 1992 - Rajramba - New route up SE Ridge with Dick Renshaw, Stephen Sustad & Stephen Venables
  • 1991 - Elbrus
  • 1991 - Karakoram
  • 1991 - Ultar
  • 1989 - Kangchuntse First ascent of West Face with Stephen Sustad
  • 1988 - Jitchu Drake (first ascent)
  • 1987 - Golden Pillar of Spantik, Pakistan, first ascent with Mick Fowler
  • 1986 - Ushba
  • 1985 - Rimo 1 - attempt with Stephen Venables
  • 1984 - Bojohagur Duanisir - attempt with Phil Butler
  • The Icicle Factory, Isle of Skye

Books by Victor Saunders[edit]

  • Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram which won the Boardman Tasker prize in 1991
  • Trekking and Climbing in the Andes (Trekking and Climbing Guides) by Kate Harper, Val Pitkethly and Victor Saunders
  • No Place to Fall
  • Alpes Occidentales: Trekking y Alpinismo by Victor Saunders and Hilary Sharp

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