Guy Cotter is a mountain climber and guide with a wealth of experience in all things climbing, especially high altitude mountaineering at a professional level.
Mountaineer: Guy has climbed to the summit of Mt Everest five times and seven of the fourteen mountains in the world over 8,000 metres high. He has also climbed the Seven Summits (highest summit on each of the world’s seven continents) and has built up one of the world’s premier mountain guiding companies; Adventure Consultants Ltd.
He has been the director of Adventure Consultants since 1996 and prior to that he had been intricately involved with the company since its beginnings in 1992. Previously owned by New Zealanders Rob Hall and Gary Ball, Guy re-built the company after both men passed away on mountains in the Himalaya’s. The tragic story of Rob Hall’s passing was illustrated in the book `Into Thin Air’ by Jon Krakauer and more recently the movie `Everest’ where Guys role in the event was played by actor Sam Worthington.
Guy’s presentation traverses the highs-and-lows of his career as a mountain guide force to revive the beleaguered guiding organisation from ruin to become one of the leading lights in the world of extreme adventure.
There are many surprising parallels between the world that Guy inhabits and top-level industry. Decision making, risk management, judgement, planning, disaster management and leadership are all hallmarks of what operating at his level are required and this is delivered in an amazing array of audio-visual images and clips that inspire and entertain while weaving through his complex and thought-provoking presentation.
Guy's presentation was excellent and he had a great use of photos. We had excellent feedback afterwards. ... keep reading Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd
Guy's talk and contribution to our meeting was just fantastic. Everyone was talking about it. Partly Everest and the excitement of the mountain but I think more his balanced and thoughtful analysis and presentation of some of the complexities, challenges and joys of the work that he does, had even more of an effect. Gave us a lot to think about