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Laurie Skreslet

Laurie Skreslet (born in Calgary on October 25, 1949) is a mountaineer best known for his ascent of Mount Everest.

On October 5, 1982 at 9:30am, Skreslet became the first Canadian to reach the summit of Mount Everest, via the southeast col route. The 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition (sponsored by Air Canada) had taken five years to plan, $3 million dollars to finance and required 27 tons of equipment to outfit the party. The expedition also experienced tragedy when four climbers perished in the Khumbu Icefall during setup of Camp I. An online version of the 1982 story can be found here.

See also: List of climbers