Pemba, director and founder of Sherpa Ascent International, grew
up in the Khumbu District in the shadow of Mount Everest. Pemba
has been a professional mountain guide in Nepal since 1986. He has
lived in the United States since 1991. Since he has moved to the
US he has led and organized many Colorado Mountain Club and Himalayan
Explorers Club trips to Nepal, including Ama Dablam and most of
the trekking peaks in Nepal. Pemba spends four months a year
guiding trips throughout the world.
a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal in the 1970's. Like many former volunteers,
he fell in love with the country, and has been returning to lead treks,
visit friends, and take photographs ever since. He now lives in Colorado,
having moved from his native Indiana, after becoming addicted to being
around mountains. Jeff recently had a calendar published of black and
white photos on the life of a porter. His favorite part of trek leading
is to act as a conversation intermediary between trekkers and Nepali villagers.
Scott has been climbing, mountaineering and guiding for 15 years
now where he mentored under the veteran climber Gary Fredrickson. He honed
his skills as a mountaineer in the Cascade Mountains and climbed extensively
on Mt. Rainer in Washington State. Scott has climbed and guided in the
major mountain ranges throughout the United States and Canada. He now
makes his home just outside of Breckenridge, Colorado where he guides
in cooperation with Sherpa Ascent International and is owner of Southpark
brother who works with him in Nepal on treks, has been working as a mountaineer
since 1983. He began as a trekking guide and over the years has become
an experienced high altitude climber. Chhongba has extensive experience
on peaks of 8000+ meters, and has summitted on numerous occasions. He
is invaluable as a high altitude sirdar (guide), and is always very cooperative
and personable. Chhongba has spent some time in the U.S.
his mountaineering career in 1985 as a trekking guide. He has been on
several 8000 meter peaks, including Everest twice. He has been to the
US and has spent nine months in Colorado learning western culture and
the English language. He is highly capable and experienced in all capacities
and a pleasure to work with.
has been guiding in Nepal since 1987. He speaks fluent English,
has a wealth of knowledge about the flora, fauna and cultures of
Nepal. Nima runs the "tightest ship" in the world of Himalayan
trekking and having been in the U.S. several times, understands
the needs of Westerners.
Grew up in Marangu village Tanzania, he started as
porter to Kilimanjaro, then later become a guide. Nickson has been
to Kilimanjaro more then 200 times, speaks fluent English and has
beet to US several times.