Jerald Richardson

Newport Beach, California

First inspired during a talk by Ed Viesters whose life project was to climb all 8000 meter peaks without the use of supplemental oxygen, I sensed a deep desired to bring my mountaineering passion into a project that would span my entire lifetime. First chiseled during a climb in the Northwest Cascades and finalized with a beer on a beach in southern California, my life quest is to climb in my lifetime as many of the highest points in every country. Some are easy, some are hard, some are downright impossible, but collectively a quest like this no matter how far one gets would be truly be a life worth living.

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