Trueman has led expeditions around the world for over
twenty-five years. For much of this time Mike served
as an officer in the British Army Gurkha Rifles and is
a fluent Nepalese speaker. From a job as an instructor
at the British Joint Services Mountain Training Center
in the early '70s to his last military position as
Commandant of the Army Mountain Training Center in
1992, Mike has led expeditions in the mountains,
deserts and jungles of the world.
a break from climbing after leaving the Gurkhas in
1992, Mike worked for 18 months in war-torn
Yugoslavia, in the Monitoring Mission that liaised
between the warring factions. Mike's experience came
to the fore in 1996, when he was climbing the Polish
South Pillar route on Everest. He was asked to go from
Camp 2 to co-ordinate the rescue from Base Camp
following a storm, which led to the much-publicized
tragedy high on the mountain.
and Gary met at base camp in 1997 while Mike was
attempting Everest and Gary was going for Lhotse. Mike
successfully summited Everest in 1999. He currently
lives in the UK and is highly respected in the
mountaineering community for his safety, experience
and being an all-around nice guy.
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