Home Location: Colorado Springs,
Occupation: Writer, Mountaineer,
Expedition Guide, Speaker
A native Australian, Gary has spent over twenty
years of his life climbing and exploring much of the world, including
over 30 trips to the Himalayas.
A pioneer of extreme rock climbing and previously an
international mountain guide, he is the world-record holder for the fastest
ascent of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, climbing it alone in a super human 18 ˝
hours. He was a member of the successful 1991 American Everest Expedition.
During that expedition, Gary attempted a world record one-day ascent, alone
and without oxygen. He and his wife Diane live in Colorado Springs.
Update May 2003: Gary attempted Everest without oxygen, and
had to turn back. However team member
Gary Guller reached