Lance's Climbing Background
Lance didn't actually start climbing until 2006. He was enamored with his first Colorado fourteener when the vertical bug struck. On to Mount Rainier in Washington State the following year to take on his first true alpine style climb. He remembers yelling out during the climb, “Living the Dream!”
Lance's original plan was to climb Denali in Alaska, then perhaps on to Aconcagua in South America before an eventual trip to the mighty Himalaya. Yet the Everest opportunity arose in the winter of 2008 so he accelerated his plans a bit, gambling a bit as well. December 2008 found him climbing three dormant volcanoes in Mexico, the tallest one and North America's third highest point, Pico de Orizaba at just under 19,000 feet.
Then in March of 2009 he left for the Himalaya. Almost twelve years after reading Everest: Mountain without Mercy, Lance Stevens Fox stood on top of the world.