Slave to the Quest

Ten years ago, extreme snowboarder Stephen Koch cooked up a media-savvy plan to become the first to climb and ride down the Seven Summits. Now there’s only one mountain left to conquer: Everest. And for his grand finale, Koch is determined to fling himself down the most dangerous descent possible.

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Stephen Koch | Pioneering Snowboarder and Mountaineer

Stephen Koch is a professional speaker, climber, snowboarder and mountain guide. His list of alpine ascents and descents include some of the most notable firsts anywhere in the world, most of which have never been repeated. He is best known as the first and only person to snowboard on all Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent. Stephen is also the first to snowboard all the major Teton Peaks in Wyoming. He has been featured in Outside, Men’s Journal, and Sports Illustrated Magazines and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MSNBC and OLN. His photography work has been published in Men’s Journal Magazine, Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure Magazine, American Alpine Journal, and Alpinist Magazine.

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Stephen Koch (born September 6, 1968 in San Diego, California) is an American adventurer, risk management expert, professional speaker, extreme snowboarder, mountaineer, guide, and pioneer in the field of snowboard mountaineering, a term he coined. He is best known as the first and only person to snowboard on all Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent. Koch is also the first to snowboard all the major Teton peaks in Wyoming.

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