Brent Bishop is a world-class mountaineer, environmentalist and businessman. He is the son of the late legendary climber Barry Bishop and was the first American legacy to follow in his father's footsteps to the summit of Everest. Brent Bishop first climbed Everest in 1994 and again in the 2002 with the National Geographic Mt. Everest Expedition. This particular expedition marked the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of the mountain, and National Geographic produced the documentary Surviving Everest based on this climb. In 1994, he co-founded the Sagarmatha Environmental Expedition (SEE), an organization committed to cleaning trash off the slopes of Everest. He has run SEE since 1994, and since its inception, the organization has removed tens of thousands of pounds of high-altitude trash from Everest.
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