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  EverestHistory.com: Gary Neptune


For Tulsa Oklahoma native Gary Neptune stepping onto the peak of the world’s tallest mountain on May 14, 1983 was the culmination of a life-long fascination with mountaineering that began with a chance reading of "Our Everest Adventure" by Sir John Hunt. This book made a big impression on Gary, and that impression would stay with him all through school, and his evacuation from The Suez in 1956, and on into his boarding school in Switzerland, a country famous for both its skiing and its mountains.

In 1964 Gary was awarded a scholarship to the famous Outward Bound School in Colorado where he was a student of climbing legend Paul Petzoldt. After leaving Outward Bound Gary returned to Switzerland where he climbed Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.  During the late 60s Gary spent time as a geologist in Antarctica before returning to graduate school. It was a return that led to a major decision for Gary, to remain in academia or to devote his life to the mountains that so fascinated him. In the end the mountains won.

For more on Gary see here.

 
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