Meet Ron Hoglin, who by the way, resides in Hope, British Columbia.
Ron started his high altitude climbing career in 1990 by climbing the highest peak in Mexico, Pico De Orizaba, at 5700m and he since then he has had an unquenchable drive to stand on top some of the world’s highest mountains.
Ron made Canadian mountaineering history when he became the first Canadian to summit Mt. Everest from both the Nepalese South side and the Tibetan North Side. His accomplishments include eight solo summit climbs on North America’s tallest peak Denali (Mt. McKinley) in Alaska, two solo summits on South America’s highest peak Aconcagua. As well Ron has ticked off the tallest summit in Africa Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Europe Mount Blanc, the tallest peak in Japan Mt. Fuji, as well as the highest summit in the Rocky Mountains Mt. Robson. In 2008 he successfully summited Lhotse in the Himilaya, the world’s fourth highest summit, and the following year made an attempt on K2, the second highest peak in the world and was turned away unsuccessfully at shoulder camp 4 at 7900m of elevation.
Ron has a successful and storied mountaineering career thus far and he continues to seek out new objectives. On June 6th 2013, Ron will depart for Broad Peak in Pakistan at 8046m to work with Field Touring Alpine. For this trip Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors has chosen Ron to be one of our Ambasador Athletes with equipment sponsorship. On this trip Ron will be testing out a new Westcomb Apoc Jacket, a Black Diamond Venom ice tool and a pair of Scarpa kailash boots for the trek in approach. Good luck Ron!