Doug Scott (b. 1941, Great Britain)
In order to climb properly on big peak one must free oneself of fear. This means you must write yourself off before any big climb. You must say to yourself, ‘I may die here.’
Climbing is about pioneering new routes, exploring new ground, facing the unknown. Those hooked on the eight-thousanders will miss all that. They are wasting the best years of their climbing lives.
Targo Ri (6572m), South Ridge, Central Tibet, first ascent
Arunachal Pradesh, INDIA, first ever foreigner (with Greg Child) to explore the mountains of central after an 18 day approach through dense tropical rain forest.
Teng Kongma (6215m), North East ridge, NEPAL, second ascent
Drohmo Central summit (6855m), South Pillar, first ascent, 4 days alpine style, with Roger Mear
Chombu East (5745m), Sikkim, INDIA, first ascent
Carstensz Pyramid (4884m), original route and new route up 600m North Face V (1995), INDONESIA, with this climb he completed climbing the Seven Summits (the highest on each continent)
Mazeno Spire (ca. 5600m), South Face, ascent
Mazeno West Peak (ca. 5700m), South Face, ascent
Mt. Pelagic (ca. 1828m), North Face, Tierra del Fuego, ARGENTINA, first ascent
Nanga Parbat (8125m), Mazeno Ridge attempt, PAKISTAN, climbed 3 Mazeno Peaks
Chimtarga (5482m), Original Route, Fanskiye Mountains, TAJIKISTAN, first British ascent
Mount Vinson (4897m), ANTARCTICA, ascent of the highest point in Antarctica
Hanging Glacier Peak South (6294m), South Ridge TD mixed climb, NEPAL, first ascent, with Sharu Prabhu, Nigel Porter