Can you go from armchair alpinist to 4,000-metre summiteer in under a week? Or is that too much of a climb? Damian Hall joined us last September for the Mont Blanc Course and Ascent. Check out his article which appeared in the June 2013 Issue of Outdoor Fitness
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Article by Damian Hall on AC's Mont Blanc Course and Ascent which appeared in June 2013 issue of Outdoor Fitness.
Everest ER - 60 Minutes, Sunday 17 June, 2013
Join Michael Usher 5500 metres above sea level at Everest Base Camp where mountaineers launch their quest for the summit.
Even the most experienced climbers can develop deadly altitude sickness and they end up in the world's highest hospital. They call it "Everest ER" - a tiny tent where volunteer doctors try to rebuild broken bodies, and shattered dreams.
To view the segment that recently aired on 60 Minutes, click here.
AC 2013 Everest Expedition member, Cason Crane, blogs about his reasoning for climbing Everest and the world's Seven Summits.
...Since I began my Seven Summits quest and my Rainbow Summits Project 18 months ago, I have often been asked to explain the connection between achieving this mountaineering objective and raising awareness and funds to support LGBTQ youth. The answer lies in the challenge. Mountaineering is never the easy path, and unanticipated obstacles are constantly encountered. It can be unforgiving and risky. It can be cold. And it is often a lonely pursuit...
To read Cason's full blog in the Huffington Post, click here.
Great article by Dave Tach about AC Everest 2013 team member Dean Hall and what led him to his goal of climbing the world's highest mountain.
Click here to read the article.
TVOne Breakfast Interviews Guy Cotter - Summit ladder a step too far, Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
TVOne's Breakfast featured an interview of AC's Guy Cotter to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Hillary's summit of Everest and to get his views on the proposed ladder on the Hillary Step. Click here to view the story.
TV3 News interviews AC CEO Guy Cotter from Namche, Nepal while on his way back to Kathmandu from Everest/Lhotse. Click here to view the interview.
Two AC teams complete double summit of Everest and Lhotse
Lake Wanaka (26 May 2013) - Just over one week shy of the 60 year anniversary of Edmund Hillary's successful summit of Mt Everest, the Kiwis show they are still on top in the world of mountaineering with New Zealand's Adventure Consultants successfully guiding a team of seven to the summit on Tuesday, 21 May. Adventure Consultants pioneered guided expeditions to Mount Everest in 1992 and this year celebrates its 20th expedition...
AC Lead Everest Guide, Dean Staples', reached the summit of the world's highest peak for the ninth time this May, a record number of ascents for a kiwi. Check out the full story here.
Meeting with famous climber - Otago Daily Times, Tuesday 21 May, 2013
Wanaka climber and Adventure Consultants director Guy Cotter was on a high before he even left Everest base camp last week after meeting one of his idols, Reinhold Messner, who is considered by many to be the greatest climber in history...(full article)
Father-son Everest Trip - Otago Daily Times, Sunday 28 April, 2013
Hall is one of eight people from around the globe making the ascent as part of the Adventure Consultants expedition from Wanaka. His father, Otago Regional Council emergency management co-ordinator Graeme Hall, travelled with him as far as Base Camp and returned to Dunedin this week after seeing his son off on his perilous trek...click above link for full article.
Wanaka-Hawea New Zealand climbers (6 x AC guides) profiled in the Otago Daily Times on 5 Jan 2013, as the highest number of Everest ascents outside of Nepal concentrated in one town, per capita!
Kiwi climber Peter Cammell writes of his experience climbing Everest in 2012 with Adventure Consultants:
Wildernessmag Everest 2012 article by Pete Cammell
Guy Cotter interviewed by the Utah Adventure Journal in February 2012 about his Life of Climbing.
Matt Kitchin from Australia writes in the Herald Sun of his Lobuche East and Cholatse climb with Adventure Consultants in November 2011.
Climb your Own Everest - Sal Abubakar writes about his 10 Alpine Climbing Course with Adventure Consultants in the Paddy Pallin newsletter.
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10 day Alpine Climbing Course with Adventure Consultants
Damian Hall writes of his experience on a 7 day Mountaineering Course with Adventure Consultants, published in Outer Edge magazine (Australia).
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Damian Hall took a 7 day Mountaineering Course with Adventure Consultants
Media Release: Friday 21 October, 2011.
The North Face announces partnership with world-renowned mountain guiding company Adventure Consultants.
Paul Kersten from Australia wrote the following article about his experience on an Adventure Consultants Alpine Climbing Course in December 2010. The article was published in the Bunbury Mountain Designs Newsletter www.mountaindesigns.com . Read the article at Alpine Climbing Course - A Climber's Perspective
Two recent articles about Adventure Consultants - April 2010:
Branislav Adamec is an Aspirant Mountain Guide from Slovenia and also the Eastern European Manager for Icebreaker, and he joined us on an Aspiring ascent this summer.
Read the article at http://blog.icebreaker.com/?s=Adventure+Consultants&commit=
Alan Arnette was on our Everest teams in 2002 and 2003 and now provides great coverage of Everest expeditions on his website www.alanarnette.com He writes a blog for Outside magazine and his article on social media interviewed Guy Cotter about how AC has been doing dispatches from our expeditions for over 10 years now!
Read the article at http://outside-blog.away.com/blog/2010/03/tweeting-from-everest.html
New Zealand publication, Canterbury Today, profiles Guy Cotter and Adventure Consultants in May 2009 in an article called Life at High Altitude;
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Wellington, NZ based writer Matt Hancock writes about his mountaineering course with AC for the Dominion Post: There was an Englishman, a Scotsman and a German...
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Guy Cotter writes about his years on Everest from 1992 to 2002 - EVEREST REFLECTIONS FROM THE TOP
He has since returned to Everest guiding and led two highly successful Adventure Consultants expeditions to the top in 2006 and 2007.
John Ewing shares a New Zealand adventure with Guy Cotter in his article - IN VIEW OF ASPIRING
Reproduced courtesy of John Ewing and NZ Wilderness Magazine
Gus Roxburgh profiles two Kiwi adventurers - TRADING IN THE SUBLIME
Reproduced courtesy of Gus Roxburgh and UnlimitedNet
Alex Spence meets with Guy Cotter and joins a Mountaineering Instruction Course in New Zealand - TO THE LIMIT
Reproduced courtesy of Alex Spence and North & South magazine
Shaun Barnett writes about an alpine trip in Mt Cook National Park from the Linda to the Hooker Glacier - AROUND AORAKI
Reproduced courtesy of Shaun Barnett and New Zealand Wilderness Magazine
In June 2002 National Business Review magazine rated Adventure Consultant's 'New Zealand's most exciting tourism company'
Read the article 'Tourism Scales New Heights' at NBR, New Zealand (link currently not working)
Alpinist magazine. Mark, an IFMGA mountain guide, was previously operations manager for Adventure Consultant and now guides for AC.
Sir Edmund Hillary's passing marked the end of an era in New Zealand and international mountaineering. John Henzell wrote about his funeral in Alpinist magazine, complemented by Mark Watson's beautiful photos. Guy Cotter attended the funeral with his father Ed Cotter, who was part of the 1951 NZAC expedition to India, and AC mountain guide Lydia Bradey, the first woman to summit Everest without oxygen.