Trinity Field Hockey Coach to Climb Mt. Everest

  The members of the Connecticut Everest Expedition
  The members of the Connecticut Everest Expedition: (seated) Bill Driggs and Trinity College Field Hockey Coach Anne Parmenter; (standing, l-r): Chuck Boyd, Lhakpa Sherpa, George Dijmarescu, Michael Kodas, and Dave Watson.

Head Field Hockey Coach Anne Parmenter is among a group of seven Connecticut residents who are on their way to climb Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak. The mountaineers left for Nepal this week to begin their overland journey into China and Tibet. The group hopes to ascend the 29,035-foot summit of Everest by the end of May from the less-frequently climbed north side of the mountain.

Known as the Connecticut Everest Expedition, the group includes Hartford residents George Dijmarescu and his wife, Lhakpa Sherpa, two of the world’s most experienced Everest climbers. Dijmarescu, a home improvement contactor, has reached the summit five times while Sherpa is the only woman to climb Everest three times.

“We’re just ordinary people from Connecticut doing this,” explains Parmenter, who will be listed on the climbing permit as one of the expedition leaders. “We’re doing it for the love of the adventure.” A native of England, Parmenter’s impressive climbing resume includes the highest peaks in both North and South America, as well as Nepal’s 22,494-foot Ama Dablam.

The group plans to document their progress on a Web site. The address is


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