The Expedition Team
With technology constantly evolving, Adventure Consultants have kept abreast of all the new techniques and equipment advancements - encompassing the latest in weather forecasting facilities, equipment innovations and communications systems.
Guy Cotter, CEO / Mountain & Ski Guide
The 2018 expedition is being organised by Guy Cotter, director of Adventure Consultants and a veteran of 26 years of Everest expedition guiding and organisation.
Caroline Ogle, Operations Manager
Caroline is has worked in Nepal as part of our operations and logistics team on a regular basis since 2009. She is the AC Operations Manager and plays an integral part in the planning and operation of our international Expeditions each year. This year she will be in Nepal overseeing operations and the set-up of Base Camp.
Nuptse is not the place to be with an organisation that is ‘learning the ropes’, there is too much at stake for that. Adventure Consultants expedition staff, along with the operations and logistics team at the head office in New Zealand, provide the highest level of backup and support to the climbing team in order to maximise your chances of success. This is coupled with a very strong expedition guiding team and Sherpa contingent, who, you will come to see, are second-to-none in the industry.
Our international guiding staff are the best in the industry. You will find the Adventure Consultants mountain guides companionable and strong expedition leaders with considerable abilities and a willingness to see you achieve your goals. The number of guides is determined by the team size but the normal ratio of guides to members is 1:4.
Our group of climbing Sherpas is enthusiastic, motivated and regarded as the strongest and most cohesive group of Sherpas in the Mt Everest region. They have dozens of 8000m summits between them.
Our cooking staff are very well known for the quality of the cuisine they produce and are coveted by other team leaders due to the reputation they have established. We have been developing the personnel within our Sherpa team for 18 years and they are an integral part of the Adventure Consultants Team.
Da Jangbu Sherpa, Climbing Sidar
Da Jangbu Sherpa, our Expedition and Climbing Sirdar, has summitted Everest an impressive 13 times and brings with him considerable knowledge and experience. As a consequence of his leadership, we have a legendary group of Climbing Sherpas who operate in a harmonious atmosphere of cooperation and commitment to the expedition.
Anthea Fisher, Base Camp Manager
Anthea is a dedicated outdoors professional with her roles taking her to some of the furthest, coldest corners of the globe. She works as a field guide and in managing logistics for the Australian Antarctic Division and now as Everest Base Camp Manager for AC in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She also assists at the AC office with expedition logistics.
Sophie Wallace - Expedition Doctor
Sophie is returning to Everest Base Camp as our Expedition Doctor for the second time, having previously worked at Base Camp in 2014 and 2017. Sophie is an experienced emergency and intensive care physician, currently working in Australia. Originally from the United Kingdom, Sophie has a passion for the outdoors and has trekked, travelled, dived and worked in remote high altitude locations around the world. This experience is invaluable in her role as our dedicated Expedition Doctor for our climbers and Sherpa team.
Running successful journeys and expeditions is more about experience, knowledge and strategic management than any other factors. As an organisation, we place a substantial amount of time and resources into ensuring our trips are well planned and supported. You can be assured that the AC staff will provide you with friendly advice and knowledgeable support throughout the planning stages of your trip and we will be there to provide backup while the trip is running
Amy Hall, Client Liaison
Amy has been with Adventure Consultants since November 2015 in the role of Client Liaison for European and Himalayan Operations. A keen traveller to remote parts of the world, Amy brings a wealth of experience to her role. Read more
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Manaslu 2017 - Back in Ktm
Lux EBC #3 2017 - Farewell
Mustang 2017 - Kathmandu
Elbrus 2017 - Party Time!
Elbrus Private 2017 - Moscow
Everest 2017 - Wrapping Up