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Robert Smith

Guide

Robert Smith, born in Omagh Northern Ireland, has been guiding professionally for 20 years.  Spending much of his time exploring Antarctica and the Himalayas. Now residing in Fort William, Scotland, Rob regularly is out mountain biking and sea kayaking in his free time.

In 1989 Rob started climbing and enjoyed venturing out to beautiful places with other outdoor enthusiasts.  Noteworthy ascents as lead guide include Mount Everest (5), Cho Oyu, Carstensz Pyramid, Mt Vinson (13), and Mt Elbrus (3).  Rob has a natural gift for sharing his passion for climbing with others and loves to adventure around the world.

Climbing Resume

2020

  • Antarctica – Ski South Pole - Axel Heiberg Glacier
  • Antarctica – Mount Vinson

2019

  • Everest Expedition (Lead guide)
  • Lhotse Expedition (Lead guide)
  • Antarctica – Mount Vinson
  • Antarctica – Mount Shinn
  • Antarctica – Sublime Peak
  • Antarctica – Branscomb Peak
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Manaslu

2018

  • Everest Expedition (Lead guide)
  • K2 Expedition

2017

  • Everest Expedition
  • Elbrus Expedition (2 summits, Lead guide)
  • Ama Dablam Expedition (Lead guide)
  • Antarctica – South Pole (Ski last degree)

2016

  • Lhotse Expedition (Lead guide)
  • Carstensz Expedition (Lead guide)

2015

  • Everest Expedition (Lead guide)

2014

  • Kyrgyzstan – Peak Lenin (7,134m)
  • Antarctica – Ski South Pole – Coast to Pole (916km)
  • Tibet, China – Everest North-East Ridge (8,850m)

2013

  • Antarctica – Mount Vinson (4,892m), Mount Sidley (4,285m, Lead guide)
  • Greenland – 3 weeks exploratory mountaineering (East coast, Lead guide)
  • Tibet, China – Everest North-East Ridge (8,850m, Lead guide)
  • Nepal – Manaslu attempt (7,200m reached)
  • Antarctica – Mount Sporli (2,255m), first ascent

2012

  • Antarctica – Mount Vinson (4,892m)
  • Tibet, China – Everest North Col (7,060m) / Lhakpa Ri (7,045m)
  • Nepal – Island Peak (6,189m)
  • Antarctica – Mount Vinson (4,892m) x 2 (new route via Eastern approach & traverse)

2011

  • Tibet, China – Cho Oyu (8,201m)
  • India – Stok Kangri (6,153m)
  • Antarctica – Mount Vinson (4,892m) x 2, South Pole Ski the Last Degree

2010

  • Antarctica – Mount Vinson (4,892m) x 2, Mt Shinn (4,660m), Sublime Peak (4,865m)

2009

  • Tanzania – Mt Kilimanjaro, Western Breach (5,895m), Mt Meru (4,566m)
  • Russia, Caucusus – Mt Elbrus West (5,642m) & East Summit (5,622m)
  • Argentina – Aconcagua Traverse (6,962m)
  • Antarctica – Mount Vinson (4,892m), South Pole Ski the Last Degree x 2

2007/8

  • South Georgia – Science support

2007

  • Svalbard – Kongsfjorden region – Science support
  • Antarctica – Pine Island Glacier

2006

  • Pakistan, Karakorum – Attempt of Kharut Pyramid (6,019m)
  • Antarctica – Ellsworth Mountains – Science support

2005

  • Antarctica, Adelaide Island – Winter ascent of Mount Reeves (2,012m), Mount Barre (2,154m)
  • Antarctica – Pine Island Glacier – Science support

2004

  • Antarctica – James Ross Island – Science support
  • Winter – South Georgia – Travel area safety assessment

2003

  • Canada, Rockies – Mt. Athabasca traverse (3,491m), White Pyramid (3,275m), Mount Hector (3,394m), Mount Birdwood – Lizzie’s Ridge (3,097m), Snowdome, Fortress, Gusty

2002/3

  • Antarctica – Dronning Maud Land – Science support

2001

  • Iceland, Vatnojukel Icecap – Hvannadalshnukur attempt (2,119m)

2000/1

  • Antarctica – Seymour Island – Science support
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