Guy Cotter – A Sustainable Practice – A Guiding Company’s Role

Guy Cotter whole life has been spent in the mountains ‐ in New Zealand, the Himalayas and many other mountain ranges around the world. Born in southern New Zealand, he was introduced to the outdoors at an early age where a fascination for the mountains was fostered. His passion for the mountains eventually saw him focus on a career as a mountain guide where his skills earned him a position working alongside fellow Kiwis Rob Hall and Gary Ball when they established their Everest guiding company; Adventure Consultants in 1992. Guy excelled as a high altitude guide and, along with Rob and Gary, led the team to the summit that year on the first commercially guided expedition on Everest. After Rob Hall was lost in the tragic events on Everest in 1996, Guy purchased Adventure Consultants from Rob’s wife Jan becoming Director and CEO. In addition to guiding, Guy’s skills are in demand as a high altitude cameraman, running film projects in the Southern Alps (or on the Seven Summits), training corporate groups. For Guy, the pleasure of the adventure business lies not in the financial rewards but rather in helping clients achieve their dreams.