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Team Members

Here's a list of all the members of the teams. The 2006 expedition includes more than 20 climbers all hoping to make the summit.

RoleNameCounty of OriginInformation
LeadersAlexander AbramovRussia
Klaas Harm 'Harry' KikstraNetherlands
Managers at BCMaksim Onipchenko
Sergey ChistiakovInternet project manager for 7summits.com
Managers at ABCSergey Kofanov
Andrey SelivanovDoctor
GuidesNikolay ChernyyRussiaNikolay is a famous Russian climber and is coach of the Russian national climbing team
Igor Svergun
Ludmila Korobeshko
Mingma Gelu SherpaHas summited Everest five times
Team 1
GuideNikolay ChernyyRussia
Vladimir LandeRussia
Ilya RozhkovRussia
Arkadiy RyzhenkoRussia
Igor PlyushkinRussiaex-Russian Army
Vladimir PushkarevRussia
Lorenzo GarianoItalianLorenzo having a second attempt to summit Everest as part of the Seven Summits challenge
Kirk WheatleyUK
David A. LienUSA
Ron MorrowUSA
William Hazelton Tyler IIIUSA
Slate SternUSA
Ronald Kevin MuhlSouth Africa
Team 2
GuideIgor Svergun
Noel Richmond HannaNorthern Ireland
Petter KragsetNorway
Torbjørn OrkelbogNorway
Henrik Andre OlsenDenmark
Johnny BrevikNorway
Klaas Harm 'Harry' KikstraNetherlandsAlso taking on the role of guide for Thomas Weber
Thomas WeberGermanyVisually impaired climber raising funds for two charities
Vince BousselaireUSA
Richard HarrisAustralia
Christopher HarrisAustraliaRichard's 15-year-old son
Michael Charles DillonAustralia
Lincoln Ross HallAustraliaCameraman
Team 3
GuideLudmila Korobeshko
Barbara TylerUSA
Patrick Hugh FlynnIreland
Giuseppe GarianoItalianLorenzo's younger brother
Rafael NagapetiancRussia
Valery Babanov
Patrick SinghCanada
John DelaneyIreland
Frode HøgsetNorwayWith the expedition for two months
Milan Ariën CollinNetherlandsCamerman for Thomas Weber
Kevin Steven AugelloUKCamerman for Thomas Weber


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