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Callahan summit of Makalu with Everest in background

Ted Callahan

Ted Calla­han has been with Moun­tain Mad­ness since 2000, lead­ing expe­di­tions in the Cas­cades, the Cau­ca­sus, the Andes, the Nepalese Himalaya, and the Pamir Moun­tains of Chi­na. In addi­tion to guid­ing, Ted holds a doc­tor­ate in anthro­pol­gy and since 2006 has con­duct­ed research among Kyr­gyz yak-rais­ing nomads in the Pamir/​Tian Shan regions of Kyr­gyzs­tan, Chi­na, Tajik­istan and Afghanistan. A Fel­low of the Explor­ers Club, Ted is also a pub­lished writer and his arti­cles have appeared in numer­ous mag­a­zines. He speaks Chi­nese, Span­ish, Kyr­gyz and Per­sian. In 2016, Ted and his part­ner were award­ed grants from the New Zealand Alpine Club and the Mount Ever­est Foun­da­tion to attempt a new route alpine style link­ing two 7000m peaks in Afghanistan’s Hin­du Kush. Ted cur­rent­ly calls Kenya home and climbs most­ly in East Africa and the Nepalese Himalaya, where he has sum­mit­ed Cholatse, Makalu, and Everest.