In stock by 13th October 2023
An insight into the remarkable life of New Zealand mountain guide, Guy Cotter, who has been guiding climbers to the summit of Mt Everest for over 30 years.
The book follows the career of Guy Cotter, Kiwi mountaineer and mountain guide, who has been leading guided ascents of Mt Everest from the early 1990’s. After the tragic deaths of New Zealanders Gary Ball on Dhaulagiri in 1993 and Rob Hall on Everest in 1996, Guy Cotter rebuilt their company Adventure Consultants into a multi-faceted international guiding operation climbing peaks across seven continents.
Everest Mountain Guide is an authentic and riveting behind-the-scenes insight into what actually transpires on the mountain, the huge challenges faced by both guides and climbers, and the life and death dramas that inevitably unfold. Cotter’s three-decades tenure on the mountain has seen the transition of Everest available only to national teams and highly sponsored climbing groups to the current era where everyone who has desires on the world’s highest peak can join an expedition, with all the problems that the resulting overcrowding has brought.
Guy Cotter is one of the most respected and experienced Everest guides in the world. His remarkable story will appeal to anyone with a taste for adventure, and who wants to know what a high-stakes life really looks like.
235mm x 155mm, hardback with dust jacket
Published: October 2023