John All is a professor, climber, lawyer, and a recent Fellow of the Explorers Club in NYC. His climbing and research has taken him from South Africa to Alaska and from underwater caves in the Yucatan to the summit of Mt. Everest. John studies how resource management and climate change interact on alpine ecosystems and his main research tools are satellite imagery and ground data collection. He helped found the ACSP and currently is leading several ACSP expeditions over the next year.
Ulyana Nadia Horodyskyj is a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her interests in science and the outdoors started at a very young age. When she was 6 years old, Ulyana was first exposed to the mountains – the Swiss Alps. Every summer as a child and teenager, she was involved in some kind of science or sports camp. By age 23, she had traveled to all 7 continents.
Graham’s interests include climbing, skiing, big mountains, and talking in the third person. A recent graduate of Northern Arizona University, Graham will be in Tajikistan before joining ACSP in Nepal. Graham hopes to use his studies in Psychology and International Affairs to explore the effects of climate change and other issues on people living in mountain regions.
Chris is a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry. He has been a traditional rock lead climber for 20 years with a passion for multi-pitch moderate routes in the 5.7-5.10b range. He enjoys backcountry skiing, including the Haute Route and a circumnavigation of Mt. Rainier on skis. He has participated in mountaineering expeditions in Bolivia, Peru, Nepal, Alaska, Ecuador, and on Grand Teton via the Owen-Spalding route.
Jake St. Pierre
Jake St. Pierre loves to climb rock and ice. He was selected by Andy Politz as a member of the charity climbing team “Ascents to Honor.” He is an avid camper and has independently climbed New Hampshire’s Mount Washington more than 100 times. This will be his third trip to Nepal. His ultimate goal is to summit Mount Everest from the north.
David is an experienced expedition mountaineer, having climbed in Bolivia, Peru, Nepal, and Alaska over the last 13 years. He has summited over 40 peaks in the Pacific Northwest including the 16 major Northwest peaks. He takes an annual weeklong ice climbing trip in Ouray, Colorado. David has volunteered with the ACSP before in 2013 on expeditions to Bolivia and Peru.