David Liaño Gonzalez

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David Liaño González
Other namesDavid Liano[1]
OccupationMountaineering, sailing, paragliding
Known forFirst mountaineer to climb Mount Everest from both the Nepal and Tibet sides in one climbing season

David Liaño González (born December 19, 1979) is the first mountaineer to double summit on Mount Everest from both the Nepal and Tibet sides,[2][3] which he has climbed six times so far.[4][5] He has climbed both versions of the Seven Summits

Liaño Gonzalez has also lived in Seattle, Washington in the United States where he is also known as David Liano.[6] When he brought a fan flag of a Seattle sports team to the summit of Everest in 2016, it made news stories across that country.[6]

Early life[edit]

Liaño González was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His career began with climbing the Mexican volcanoes and in 2003 he began to participate in international expeditions with Club Alpino Mexicano, mostly to Bolivia where he summitted Tarija Peak (5,060m), Pequeño Alpamayo (5,300m), Condoriri (5,648m) and Huayna Potosí (6,088m).[3][7]

Seven Summits[edit]

Liaño González completed both versions of the Seven Summits on August 18, 2006,[8] taking 2 years and 195 days to complete the project:

Mountain Altitude Location Summit Date
Aconcagua 6,960 m South America January 4, 2004
Mount McKinley 6,194 m North America June 21, 2004
Kilimanjaro 5,895 m Africa January 30, 2005
Mount Kosciuszko 2,228 m Australia March 22, 2005
Everest 8,848 m Asia May 30, 2005[9]
Mount Elbrus 5,642 m Europe August 3, 2005
Vinson Massif 4,892 m Antarctica January 19, 2006
Carstensz Pyramid 4,884 m Oceania July 18, 2006

Climbing Mount Everest[edit]

Liaño González climbed Mount Everest on May 11, 2013 from the south side in Nepal.[2] Returning to Kathmandu on May 13, he was again atop the Everest on May 19, this time from the north side.[10]

Liaño Gonzalez summited in 2016 achieving his sixth summiting of Everest.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Mexican Is First To Double Summit On Everest In One Climbing Season". Fox News Latino. May 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  3. ^ a b "Mexican is first to double summit on Everest in 1 climbing season". Global Post. May 19, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  4. ^ "Rush for Everest glory, records begin". The Hindustan Times. May 201, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-05-20. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ a b 2 Brits, Mexican are 1st foreigners on Everest in 2 years
  6. ^ a b "Top of the world! Fan takes love of Seahawks to summit of Mount Everest". The Seattle Times. 2016-06-08. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  7. ^ . Club Alpino Mexicano http://www.clubalpinomexicano.com.mx/expediciones.html#LIANODAVID. Retrieved 26 May 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ . 7summits.com http://7summits.com/statistics/Liano. Retrieved 26 May 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Himalayan Database report". Himalayan Database. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Members of Indian, Nepal Army scale Everest peak". Business Standard. May 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-20.

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