Hari has been fascinated with mountains since he first saw the Rockies on family camping trips as a child. Now an earth scientist studying earth system history, mountains and ancient climate, Hari’s research takes him to the great ranges of the world.
He has made light and fast ascents around the world, from setting the speed record on Yosemite’s Half Dome, to a 23-hour ascent of 23,311 ft Peak Korzhenevskaya in Tajikistan. Most recently, he reached 25,700 ft on an attempt of Lhotse, the world’s 4th highest mountain, without supplemental oxygen.
Hari has combined his passion for the mountains with his scientific work by partnering with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to collect snow, rock and plant samples for climate change research on his expeditions. Before focusing on alpinism, Hari was an All-American distance runner at Stanford, and was ranked in the top 30 Americans at the 10,000m.