The Wild Podcast
The Wild Podcast
Apr 28, 2020
#31 Guy Cotter - Life & Death on Mount Everest
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Guy Cotter is one of New Zealand's most accomplished mountaineers, having summited Mount Everest five times and led many other expeditions on the world's highest mountain. He has completed a long list of first ascents on some of the world's most impressive peaks.

As CEO of Adventure Consultants, a mountain guiding company, he has helped countless numbers of people achieve their dream of climbing Everest.

In this episode, we talk about Guy's history in the mountains, including the influence of his father, Edmund Cotter, who was on New Zealand's first Himalayan expedition with Sir Edmund Hilary.

We also touch on the deaths of his two mentors Gary Ball and Rob Hall in the mountains and how that impacted him.

And of course, we go deep into Everest and the romance and climbing culture that surrounds it.

Guy is someone who will go down in history as one of New Zealand's great mountaineers and it's a privilege to bring you part of his story.

"My favourite mountain is the next one I'm gonna go to." -- Guy Cotter


For a full list of Guy's mountaineering accomplishments, go here.

Guy featured in the 2015 film Everest, played by actor Sam Worthington.


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