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Suffer Machine

Author: Chad Kellogg (1971-2014)

November 19, 2012

Chad Kellogg is on an incredible journey to the Himalaya. His goal:  set a new speed record ascent of colossal, 29,029-foot Mt. Everest without the aid of oxygen or Sherpas. “The speed ascent on Everest…there’s different have your speed ascent, which has been done by the sherpas with oxygen. And then you have the other ascents that have been done without oxygen. What I’m trying to do is establish an ascent from basecamp to the summit and back to basecamp without oxygen. That’s the dream.” - Chad Kellogg To attempt something this epic, - with the hopeful and expected outcome of incredible success but also potential of extreme consequences, - requires iron-strong will, drive and focus. A film is in the works to document Chad's story. Catch a glimpse into his recent trip to Aconcagua while training for Everest and his plans for this expedition. Follow Chad's journey here on VertiCulture - including an interview with Fitz Cahall of the Dirtbag Diaries.

Chad Kellogg (1971-2014)

​Chad Kellogg (1971-2014) had been climbing since 1984, starting in his home range, the North Cascades of Washington. Along with two attempts at a speed record on Mt. Everest, he has put up significant first ascents and climbed challenging routes around the world, including the first ascent of 22,015-foot Pangbuk Ri in Nepal, the first ascent of Black Crystal Arete on Kitchatna Spire, Alaska, the first ascent of the SW Ridge of Siguniang in China, and the first ascent of the Medicine Buddha on the South Face of Aconcagua. In February of 2014, he was struck and killed by a rockfall descending a route in Patagonia. We will miss him dearly.