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Everest Mountain Guide by Guy Cotter
All About Everest Podcast - Interview with Guy Cotter CEO of Adventure Consultants
Nepali Times - First Scotch on the Summit of Everest by Lisa Choegyal
Cool Conversations - From dirt bag climber to international business owner
1964 - Lost and Found - Mount Aspiring Mystery by Dan Slater
|Stuff - Kiwi Adventuring Company Climbs Mountain of Setbacks to Reopen Worldwide
April 2022 - One of the world’s leading mountain guide companies will open back up for business this year after hibernating for 18 months.
Radio NZ - Guy Cotter: Kiwi Mountaineering Legend on Returning to the Himalaya
Explorers Web - Manaslu: A Climber's Guide
The Wanaka App - Backyard Bliss: Adventure Consultants - Keeping it Local
Wanaka Tourism - 5 Reasons to do an Avalanche Awareness Course
Guy Cotter Interview - High Alpine Film Productions Podcast Part 3
Guy Cotter Interview - When things go wrong on Everest Podcast Part 2
Guy Cotter Interview - Surviving the Extremes: Mount Everest Podcast Part 1
Wilderness Magazine - Going Guided: First Tracks Wanaka Ski Camp
The Wild Podcast - Life & Death on Everest
Alan Arnette - Virtual Everest 2020 Interview with Guy Cotter
KTVN - Brain Tumor Survivor Completes Explorers Grand Slam
Idaho Statesman - This Boise man just climbed Everest for the 20th time. He's never seen it so busy
NZ Herald - Kiwi Mountaineer Guy Cotter on conquering Mt Everest
Sydney Morning Herald - No Place Like Dome
Stuff - New Zealand's Geo Dome heli-camp a merge of modern technology and Kiwi can-do
Traveller - New Zealand's Geo Dome heli-camp: A merger of modern technology and Kiwi can-do
Stuff - 'Buyer Beware' for cut-price Mt Everest Expeditions
Wilderness Magazine - Ice Ice Baby
Chicago Tribune - Tackling Mount Everest
Rock & Ice - Two Climbers Paraglide From the Summit of Aconcagua
Wilderness Magazine - Making Mountains Accessible
QT Magazine - Major Mountain Milestones
Stuff - First Tracks Wanaka Alpine Heli Camp Ski Touring
The Sun Herald - Snow place like dome
Space Camp - Contours & Coffee
AC Blog - Welcome to the Geo Dome
Snowsbest.com - Camp in an 'igloo' and ski tour New Zealand's Backcountry
Wilderness Magazine - Record Breaking Season on Everest
NZ Adventure Magazine - Defining Failure by Guy Cotter
Ervin Shares his 2 Month Journey up Everest
|Everest, Lhotse & Nuptse - Going for the Triple Crown
Have you seen a lightning storm form underneath you? Have you seen satellites at night, not above you but at eye level? Have you seen the sun rise on the vast landscape on your left, but total darkness on your right as that part of the world sleeps away? Have you seen the curve of the earth because you are so high up?
|NST - Baked Goods & Wifi Bring Everest Closer to Home
24 May 2018 - Everest Base Camp: Wi-Fi, baked goods and trendy coffee: gone are the days of deprivation at Everest base camp, with hipster perks and modern conveniences ensuring life is cushier than ever on the roof of the world.
|The Mighty Goods - Ice Climbers Packing Tips
30 April 2018 - AC Guide Steve Moffat, along with 5 other ice climbing professionals discuss their best tips for making packing for ice climbing a little less daunting.
|The Denver Channel - Colorado Woman on Top of the World
23 June 2017 - Sometimes the biggest accomplishments in life happen by chance. For 45-year-old Wendy Gustin, of Golden, it was a bad break in her career that led to her standing atop the world.
|Newcastle Herald - Leah Jay climbs Everest
23 May 2017 - Australian businesswoman Leah Jay has reached the summit of Everest in memory of her son who died in 2008 after a battle with Motor Neuron Disease.
Stuff NZ - The 'bitter dispute' that led to knocking off Everest
|Alan Arnette Blog Fixing Everest
Alan Arnette interviews AC CEO Guy Cotter on the state of commercial guiding on Everest, and his recent article on 'Fixing Everest'.
|The Climber Magazine - Sustainable Development in Mountain Guiding
Spring 2016 - AC CEO Guy Cotter shares his views on the state of the global mountain tourism industry at the Sustainable Summits Conference.
|Stuff NZ - Changes to the Hillary Step on Everest
19 August 2016 - Adventure Consultants Everest Expedition Leader Mike Roberts discusses changes he saw to the Hillary Step this year following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.
|Adventure Magazine - Mount Aspiring
August 2016 - Dan Slater takes us on a climb of Mt Aspiring, with his story in Adventure Magazine featuring the stunning photos of AC guide and photographer Thomas Vialletet.
|Outdoor UAE - Mesmerising Mont Blanc
August 2016 - Cynthia Salame and husband Samer Hajjah recently joined Adventure Consultants on an ascent of Mont Blanc, and she writes about her experience for Outdoor UAE Magazine.
|Stuff NZ - AC Everest Team Successfully Summit
19 May 2016 - Wanaka expedition leader Mike Roberts, of Adventure Consultants, successfully guided a team of 21 climbers to the top of Mt Everest.
|Action Asia article on Guy Cotter - Jan 2016
We recently caught up with Guy Cotter of expedition guides, Adventure Consultants, and asked about his involvement with the movie 'Everest' and the rebuilding of Nepal post-earthquake.
|Men's Health Oct 2015 Peak Performance
It's a razor-thin line between life and death on Everest. After facing his own tragedy on the mountain, Guy Cotter emerged a more capable man. Use his lessons to scale your own heights. By Aaron Scott.
|Guy Cotter talks about the Everest movie to Huffington Post
|Guy Cotter Discusses All Things Everest
July 7, 2015 - Ellis Brigham's blog recounts events on Everest in 1996, the New Everest movie and Everest 2015 with Adventure Consultants CEO Guy Cotter.
June 17, 2015 - Insights to the world of ski mountaineering from professional freeride skier Lorraine Huber who recently joined Adventure Consultant's Alpine Expedition Course with guide Jono Gillan.
|Explorers Web Interview with Suze Kelly Everest Earthquake Debrief
June 11, 2015 - Suze Kelly "It was like walking in to the scene from a plane crash"...
|Southland Times - AC Vows to return to Earthquake stricken Nepal
June 8, 2015 - A Wanaka guiding company has vowed to return to Nepal in September and is encouraging adventurers not to turn away from the earthquake-stricken nation and its people.
|The Daily Mail - Sam Worthington scales new heights in chilling movie Everest
June 5, 2015 - He is known for intense roles, having portrayed paralysed renegade Marine veteran Jake Sully in Avatar...The British-born star, 38, plays New Zealand climbing expert Guy Cotter...
|The Snows of Aoraki
April 2015 Issue - Dan Slater of Climb Magazine (UK) tells his story about a 10-day alpine climbing course with renowned Wanaka-based company Adventure Consultants.
|The Climber - How the Other Half Lives
Issue 90 Summer 2014/15 - Nic Learmonth - Self proclaimed rock rat, enters the world of mountaineering on Adventure Consultants Mountaineering Introduction Course to see what all the hype is about...
|Wanaka Mountaineer Mixing with Stars
14 Nov 2014 - The Otago Daily Times shares a little about the upcoming Universal Pictures 3-D film recounting Everest 1996 where Avatar's Sam Worthington plays Guy Cotter.
|Outer Edge - My Own Private Glacier
Oct 2014 - A great blog from Jonathan Moody who recently joined us for our Alpine Expedition Course
|AG Outdoor Magazine - Aspiring to Greatness
Oct 2014 - Brendon Hill from www.agoutdoor.com joined us for a Mount Aspiring Course and Ascent...here's his story.
|Great Walks - Climbing Mont Blanc for Brain Injury Awareness
Sep 2014 - A great story about an AC Charity Climb of Mont Blanc
|Queenstown Life - Adventure Consultants
Aug 2014 - Queenstown life captures the inner workings of Adventure Consultants and shares a bit of our history with their readers.
|Wilderness Magazine - A New World of Verticality
Jun 2014 - After years of tramping, Dan Slater decided to learn the ropes – in every sense of the word – by getting above the snowline.
|An Introduction...The Southern Alps
Zack Wasson describes his backcountry skiing trip with us..."What a trip it was, our first introduction to the Southern Alps. Needless to say, our tickets are booked again for this August. Let it Snow!"
|Mining Life and Living, Issue 4 - Frozen Playground
Christie Prior shares her experience on an AC Mountaineering Instruction Course.
|The Optimum Layering System?
Guy Cotter gives us his thoughts on the matter...
|Radio New Zealand - Break on Everest Climbs May Allow for Better Planning
May 2014 - Interview with AC Director Guy Cotter
|National Geographic Daily News - Climbing Finished for Season on Everest after Deadly Avalanche?
May 2014 - Mark Jenkins interviews AC Director Guy Cotter.
|Great Walks - The Only Way is Up
April/May 2014 - Great Walks goes from the horizontal to the vertical while attending AC's Alpine Climbing Course in NZ's South Island.
|Outdoor Fitness - Mountains Made Easy
Can you go from armchair alpinist to 4,000-metre summiteer in under a week? Or is that too much of a climb? Damian Hall joined us last September for the Mont Blanc Course and Ascent. Check out his article which appeared in the June 2013 Issue of Outdoor Fitness
|60 Minutes - Everest ER
17 June, 2013 - Join Michael Usher 5500 metres above sea level at Everest Base Camp where mountaineers launch their quest for the summit.
|Huffington Post - Watching the Sun Rise on the Summit of Mt Everest
10 June, 2013 - AC 2013 Everest Expedition member, Cason Crane, blogs about his reasons for climbing Everest and the world's Seven Summits.
|Polygon - Dean Hall on the Roof of the World: How Illness Persuaded the Creator of Dayz to Climb Mt Everest
7 June 2013 - Great article by Dave Tach about AC Everest 2013 team member Dean Hall and what led him to his goal of climbing the world's highest mountain.
|TVONE Breakfast - Summit Ladder a Step Too Far
29 May, 2013 - TVOne's Breakfast featured an interview of AC's Guy Cotter to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Hillary's summit of Everest and to get his views on the proposed ladder on the Hillary Step.
|TV3 - 60 Years on, New Zealander's Still Climbing Everest
27 May, 2013 - TV3 News interviews AC CEO Guy Cotter from Namche, Nepal while on his way back to Kathmandu from Everest/Lhotse.
|New Zealand Herald - Record Breaking Glory on Mt Everest
22 May 2013 - AC Lead Everest Guide, Dean Staples', reached the summit of the world's highest peak for the ninth time this May, a record number of ascents for a kiwi.
|Otago Daily Times - Meeting with Famous Climber
21 May, 2013 - Wanaka climber and Adventure Consultants director Guy Cotter was on a high before he even left Everest Base Camp last week after meeting one of his idols, Reinhold Messner, who is considered by many to be the greatest climber in history...
|Otago Daily Times - Father-Son Everest Trip
28 April, 2013 - Hall is one of eight people from around the globe making the ascent as part of the Adventure Consultants expedition from Wanaka. His father, Otago Regional Council emergency management co-ordinator Graeme Hall, travelled with him as far as Base Camp and returned to Dunedin this week after seeing his son off on his perilous trek...
|Otago Daily Times - Wanaka-Hawea Climbers on Top of Everest
5 January, 2013 - 6 AC guides profiled as the highest number of Everest ascents outside of Nepal concentrated in one town, per capita!
|Wilderness Magazine - View from the Top
Kiwi climber Peter Cammell writes of his experience climbing Everest in 2012 with Adventure Consultants.
|Utah Adventure Journal - Guy Cotter, A Life of Climbing