Jess Roskelley Bio
Jess Roskelley was an American mountaineer. On May 21, 2003, he became the youngest American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
He was raised in Spokane, Washington, where he attended Mt. Spokane High School. He later moved to Montana to attend the University of Montana.
Biography, Early Career
Roskelley began his career in mountain climbing as a guide on Mount Rainier. He passed the Rainier Mountain Guides exam at the age of 18, and by 20 (in 2003) he had reached the summit 35 times as a guide.
In March 2003, Roskelley and his father, mountaineer John Roskelley, traveled to Mount Everest as members of an expedition named “Generations on Everest”. They successfully reached the summit on May 21, 2003, at which time Jess Roskelley, at the age of twenty, became the youngest American to have reached the summit of Everest. In 2010, this record was surpassed by Jordan Romero, who summited Everest at the age of thirteen.
In October 2012, he and John Frieh climbed a new route on Mount Wake in the Alaska Range. They called the route The Cook Inlet. In April 2013, Roskelley, Ben Erdmann and Kristoffer Szilas forged a new route on the Citadel, a peak in the Kichatna Mountains of Alaska. The route, which is next to Supa Dupa Couloir, was named Hypa Zypa Couloir.
Jess Roskelley Age
He was born on July 13, 1982, raised in Spokane, Washington, United States.
Jess Roskelley Parents – Jess Roskelley Family
He is the son of mountaineer John Roskelley. He had a sister named Jordan Roskelley.
Jess Roskelley Wife
Jess Roskelley’s wife is Allison Roskelley.
Jess Roskelley Avalanche – Jess Roskelley Missing
As of April 19, 2019, he is missing and presumed to have died in an avalanche on April 16 or 17, 2019, while climbing Howse Peak in the Canadian Rockies with Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer.
Jess Roskelley Nationality
He was of American nationality.
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