Son of the late legendary climber Barry Bishop, Brent Bishop is the first American to follow in his father's footsteps and summit Mt. Everest. Brent first reached the summit of Everest in 1994 and again in 2002 with the National Geographic Mount Everest Expedition that marked the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of the mountain. National Geographic produced the documentary Surviving Everest based on this climb. In 1994, Brent co-founded the Sagarmatha Environmental Expedition (SEE), an organization committed to removing trash from the slopes of Everest. SEE has removed more than 25,000 pounds of trash from the mountain since its inception.
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