Darren Rogers is a mountaineer who started climbing trees at a young age. When his family moved to southern Colorado his climbing interests changed to mountains where he has climbed many of the 14er’s. Locally, Darren enjoys hiking and snowshoeing the trails in the Big Horn mountains outside Sheridan, Wyoming always chasing his favorite part of the day, sunrise.
Darren has traveled to remote parts of the world experiencing cultures and testing his mental fortitude at high altitude to reach mountain tops in Africa, Bolivia, Ecuador, Tibet and Nepal. In Tibet while climbing Cho Oyu, he was one of the last people out of high camp on summit day but passed over 75 people with his Sherpa reaching the summit at sunrise.
In 2015, he set his sights on Mount Everest and Lhotse and was at Camp 1 during a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which ended the expedition. In 2016, Darren returned to Nepal and had a successful climb of Mount Everest. When not climbing, Darren is a Chemical Engineer and enjoys providing practical solutions to the Oil & Gas industry.
See the pictures, hear the stories of training, life in Base Camp and experience of climbing the World’s highest mountain.
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