Gary is know as one of the great leaders in the mountaineering world. He has taken part in many expeditions throughout the world since he started climbing in 1988. As a leader he led successful attempts on Everest, K2, Shishapangma, Lhotse, Makalu and Kangchenjunga. Gary brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leadership, success and overcoming obstacles.
One vivid memory is Gary walking hand-in-hand to the summit of Everest in 1993 with his late wife, Ginette Harrison. It was the start of their many Himalayan climbs together. They jointly climbed the world’s third, sixth, ninth and thirteenth highest mountains and on a number of occasions Gary unselfishly gave up his own summit bids in support of Ginette. He narrowly escaped the avalanche, which tragically killed his wife while the pair were attempting Dhaulagiri in 1999.