Scott Fischer

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**1. Scott Fischer’s Life and Career:**

– Son of Shirley and Gene Fischer
– German, Dutch, and Hungarian ancestry
– Raised in Michigan and New Jersey
– Attended Ridge High School
– Spent summers with NOLS
Ice climbing seminar with Jeff Lowe in 1977
– Founded Mountain Madness in 1984
– Guided expeditions on major peaks worldwide
– Climbed Mount Everest in 1994
– Awarded David Brower Conservation Award

**2. Scott Fischer’s Death and Legacy:**

– Guided Everest climb in May 1996
– Possibly suffered from HAPE or HACE
– Died on Everest due to exhaustion and illness
– Body remains on the mountain
Climbing partner Boukreev described his condition
– Memorial stupa built by Sherpas in Nepal
– Bronze memorial plaque placed by Ingrid Hunt
– Scott Fischer Memorial Conservation Fund established
– Route up Mount Kilimanjaro dedicated to Fischer
– Plaque along the Western-Breach Route

**3. Scott Fischer’s Personal Life:**

– Married Jeannie Price in 1981
– Moved to Seattle in 1982
– Had two children: Andy and Katie Rose Fischer-Price

**4. Scott Fischer in Popular Culture:**

– Portrayed by Peter Horton in

Into Thin Air: Death on Everest

– Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal in



**5. Additional Information:**

– AIDS Summit article in *People* magazine (July 1993)
– Real-life stories of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS
– NOLS Expedition details
– David Brower Conservation Award significance
– Mount Kilimanjaro Expeditions information

Scott Fischer (Wikipedia)

Scott Eugene Fischer (December 24, 1955 – May 11, 1996) was an American mountaineer and mountain guide. He was renowned for ascending the world's highest mountains without supplemental oxygen. Fischer and Wally Berg were the first Americans to summit Lhotse (27,940 feet / 8516 m), the world's fourth highest peak. Fischer, Charley Mace, and Ed Viesturs summitted K2 (28,251 feet/ 8611m) without supplemental oxygen. Fischer first climbed Mount Everest (29,032 feet / 8,848.86 m) in 1994 and later died during the 1996 blizzard on Everest while descending from the peak.

Scott Fischer
Fischer on the Annapurna Fang (Varaha Shikhar) in 1984
Fischer on Annapurna Fang in 1984
Born(1955-12-24)December 24, 1955
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
DiedMay 11, 1996(1996-05-11) (aged 40)
Cause of deathExposure, AMS
OccupationMountain guide
Known forFirst American to summit Lhotse
SpouseJeannie Price
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