The Wild Podcast

#31 Guy Cotter - Life & Death on Mount Everest

April 29, 2020 The Wild Podcast Season 2 Episode 31
The Wild Podcast
#31 Guy Cotter - Life & Death on Mount Everest
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#31 Guy Cotter - Life & Death on Mount Everest
Apr 29, 2020 Season 2 Episode 31
The Wild Podcast

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

//EPISODE EXTRAS//

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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Show Notes

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

//EPISODE EXTRAS//

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

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

//SUPPORT THE SHOW//

If you like what we do, please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon.

We've set it up so you can choose from:
1. The cost of staying in a backcountry hut in New Zealand
2. The cost of staying in a serviced hut

We thought that was cool because our goal with every episode is to transport you from wherever you are into the outdoors.

Your support helps us to cover our costs and keep bringing you stories of explorers, adventure, and the great outdoors.

It would mean a lot to us if you could leave a five-star rating and/or a short review on iTunes.

Thanks,

-- Andy & Jonny
www.thewildpodcast.com