NM Ex-Governor Gary Johnson Sets Sights on Seven Summits

The Denver Post hints that former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is considering a seven summit attempt. Johnson, 52, has already climbed McKinley and Everest and according to the article can be found climbing Kachina Ridge above Taos perhaps 100 times a year. He hopes to do Elbrus this summer.

The biography on the New Mexico web site notes:

He was the first governor to compete in the “Super Bowl of triathlons- the Ironman in Hawaii. Governor Johnson has also ridden his bike eight times across the state of New Mexico for over 40,000 miles in his effort to bring awareness to fitness and litter clean- up during his annual “Trek for Trash.” He has run 25 miles in army boots and military fatigues with a 35-pound pack on his back through White Sands Missile Range to commemorate the Bataan Death March. And the Governor has taken a flying leap off a 10,000 foot mountain in New Mexico to help promote the World Hang-gliding Championships which were held in Albuquerque.

We have an article in the forum about a 2001 incident where he had to be rescued after being caught in Rio Grande rapids.

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