Mt. Everest Summit
Gary Guller and his successful Team Everest expedition were featured in over 250+ newspaper and magazine articles, numerous TV reports with national and international coverage. Gary led the largest cross-disability group to reach Mt. Everest Base Camp at 17,500 feet, before setting another record, becoming the first person with one arm to summit the highest mountain in the world! Almost 24 hours later after depart Camp 4, we are ecstatic to report our TEAM EVEREST ’03 SUMMIT SUCCESS! At 12:15pm Nepal time, Gary Guller, Nima Dawa, Namgya, Da Nima and Pem Tenji stood at the top of Mount Everest and the world to proclaim the amazing message of Team Everest. Together, Anything is Possible.
Mt. Cho Oyu
Team Members Summit Cho Oyu! Gary and the team communicated via satellite phone that he and 3 team members and 2 sherpa reached the summit of the world’s sixth highest mountain, Cho Oyu (8201m, 26,900ft) on September 28th. Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. “I cannot express enough thanks for the continued support from all those that allow me to continue to raise the much needed attention for the potential of all people, including those with disabilities.” Team Leader Gary Guller called in to assure family members and friends can now rest easily now, knowing we are all safe, happy and healthy back at Base Camp and looking forward to our arrival back to Kathmandu, Nepal. Success.
MARATHON DES SABLES MOROC
The Marathon des Sables is a 6 day, ~158 mile (250km) endurance race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco. At 250 km over 6 stages, the race was referred to by CNN as “The hardest stage race in the world. Known simply as the MdS, the race is a grueling multi-stage adventure through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates – the Sahara desert.” The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried. Temperatures can reach 120°F around midday. Given those facts, Gary Guller completed this grueling race finished in 65 hours, 25 minutes.
MARATHON DES SABLES PERU
Gary Guller’s newest challenge, the MdS Peru. The MdS Perus is a 250 km endurance race with 7 days of racing in 6 stages and all competitors are food & self-sufficient. We’ll discover the most beautiful South-American desert. Gary will race in one of the world’s driest regions, with huge dunes and sandy plateaux perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes cordillera. “Our country is astonishing…its heart beats can be heard throughout South America. MDS PERU is the new challenge!” Isabella Falco Scheuch, Director of ProPeru.“ “My goal is simply to reach the finish line “says Guller.” Thank you to each and everyone of my clients & sponsors for their continued support – I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Together – Anything is Possible.
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From Mt. Everest to the boardroom
It was great having you as our speaker for our Pacifica meeting and I could tell they were all very touched by your story. I am so glad it worked out and it was fantastic to meet you in person. My take away I shared with my team was about your team work and how you all believed in the same mission, vision and goal…and without that, it would have not happened. Thank you for the inspiration! – Pacifica Hotel Group