Mahoney and Gilmore Win Grant for Khumbu Expedition

Mahoney and Gilmore Win Grant for Khumbu Expedition

January 16, 2008

By Tom Turiano

Exum guide Kevin Mahoney was one of seven winners of the Mugs Stump Award for his proposal to climb the north face of 6,799-meter Kangtega in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal with partners Freddie Wilksonson and Exum guide Ben Gilmore.

The recipients of the 2008 Mugs Stump Award were announced at the Ouray Ice Festival in mid-January. The awards, sponsored by Black Diamond Equipment, Climbing Magazine, Mountain Gear, Patagonia, PrimaLoft, and W.L. Gore, were created in 1992 in memory of Mugs Stump, one of North America’s most visionary climbers.

The award annually grants $30,000 to small teams pursuing climbing objectives that exemplify light, fast, and clean alpinism.

Read more about this year’s Mugs Stump Award at

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