The Rocks
  • El Capitan, Salathe Wall
  • Half Dome, NW Face
  • The Diamond, Colorado - Hidden Diamond (new route)
  • Romsdal Valley, Norway - 23 new routes

The 7 Summits

The Himalaya

  • Everest Kangshung Face - new route, without oxygen
  • Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishipama and twice for Everest - Expedition Leader and Guide

The Arctic and Antarctic

  • Greenland, Mt Forbes, 1st ascent, Guide
  • Denali, 4 ascents, 1 solo and all in a day, 14.2 to summit
  • Vinson, Antarctica - 7 ascents, including 2 unrepeated solos, the Rolex Ridge and Sunshine Face

Kilimanjaro, treating and rescuing a porter from the slopes of Kilimanjaro, from 7 Summits Solo

With Sir Edmund Hillary, Honorary Expedition Leader, The 7 Summits Solo, British Airways press conference, Auckland, NZ.


  • Colorado, every single weekend from age 8-18  (almost)
  • University of Puget Sound: Ski Racing Team
  • Everest, North Face, (3 seasons)
  • Certified  Patroler, U.S. Ski Patrol, Far East, South Korea
  • Alaska, Valdez Heilskiing - guide
  • Greenland, alpine touring - guide
  • Denali, ski expeditions - 3


  • New Zealand, West Coast Paragliding - the 90's on the worlds scariest wing
  • France, Chamonix/Passey - Pilot Training
  • Nepal, cross-country and soaring
  • Europe, Association of Paragliding Pilots and Instructors, Europe - APPI pilots license
  • United Arab Emirates - Dunes and Mountains


Robert Anderson, Paul Teare, Ed Webster, the Lady of the Lake and Stephen Venables.Everest Kangshung Face team. Photo: Joe Blackburn

Checking in on the Team, Everest South Col

Sponsors and Speaking


Dodging Water Buffalos on landing, Nepal

Mountain Guide

Over Passey, France

Skiing and Paragliding

Join me on a climb of Everest, or for the trek to Base Camp. Or climb the 7 Summits, the 7 Volcanos or the remote areas of the Arctic or Antarctic. To climb, ski or best of all perhaps, paraglide.

  • Shishipangma - 1st peak I guided, successful and without oxygen
  • Cho Oyu, also without oxygen
  • Everest, led 50th anniversary team in 2003 and guided again to the top in 2010 
  • Greenland - Kiehl's first ascent team, Mt Forbes
  • Peak Lenin, Kyrgastan: Ecuador Volcanos: Kilimajaro
  • Treks: K2 Base Camp. Everest Base Camp co-led with Peter Hillary
  • Vinson, 2 new routes solo, guided new route and a host of climbs up the regular route
  • Makalu, first guided ascent​



American Express, Apple, Bank of America, British Airways, BMW, GSK, Kiehl's since 1851, Lowa Boots Ambassador, National Geographic, NBC, Ogilvy, Olympus Cameras, Opticus, Rolex, The North Face


For executive teams, sponsors and public events. From the 1,400 people at The Annual Explorers Club dinner, Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom, New York -  to a day long Everest symposium at the Smithsonian, Wash. D.C.