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Gary Scott

Gary Scott

Age: 44
Nationality: Australia
Home Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation: Writer, Mountaineer, Expedition Guide, Speaker

Gary Scott on a snowy mountain sideA native Australian, Gary has spent over twenty years of his life climbing and exploring much of the world, including over 30 trips to the Himalayas.

A pioneer of extreme rock climbing and previously an international mountain guide, he is the world-record holder for the fastest ascent of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, climbing it alone in a super human 18 ½ hours. He was a member of the successful 1991 American Everest Expedition. During that expedition, Gary attempted a world record one-day ascent, alone and without oxygen. He and his wife Diane live in Colorado Springs.

May 15, 2003: Here at Base Camp waiting for the jet stream to move away from Everest to give us the few days we need to climb this puppy and come home. I'd personally like to take this chance to thank my sponsors who have made my trip possible. I did a great deal of research and testing and found the absolute BEST gear and clothing out there:
GOLITE, who make state of the art, super light-weight clothing and packs.
CAMP USA - who outfitted me with the world's lightest crampons, ice axe and climbing harness.
MONTBELL USA who provided me with my high-altitude down climbing suit and sleeping bag, which I use above base camp.
I'm using SMARTWOOL climbing gloves and socks, and MAXIT headwear and glove liners.
I'm big into nutrition and chose ACCELORADE as a hydration drink while I'm climbing, and I've now got Gary Guller hooked on ENDUROX recovery drink after a hard day on the hill.
And last but far from least is a herbal formula I really like called ALPINE ENERGY which I take every day.

Thanks to all of you for your support, encouragement, belief in me, and for your friendship. I hope I can make you proud.

Gary acknowledges his generous sponsors:

Boreal        Camp USA        Accelerade Sports Drink      Mont-Bell

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