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Upcoming Team Everest Events

  • July 16 Dr. Janis Tupesis and Gary Guller to speak at the Univiersity of Chicago Hospitals, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • August 2 Gary Guller supports Casas for CASA at Lakeline and Barton Creek Malls in Austin


  • June 21 Homecoming Party
  • June 19 Gary and Dennis talk with Jeff Marsh on Breaking Boundaries from 3-4pm on 91.7 KOOP Radio
  • June 7 Front page TE'03 stories in the Austin American Statesman and The Dallas Morning News
  • June 6 - 8: National TV, radio and print coverage of Gary's return
  • June 6: Gary Guller returns to USA - Press Conference at Texas State Capitol
  • TE '03 in "Score Card" section of June 2 issue of Sports Illustrated
  • June 2 edition of Newsweek: "Fifty years ago this week, Sir Edmund Hillary went to Nepal on a mission to see what was left of the unexplored world. Last Friday, he returned. Flown to Katmandu for the anniversary festivities after spending a week with the family of Tenzing Norgay, his partner in conquest, an exhausted Hillary was wrapped in a blanket and spirited away from the 200-some Sherpas, admirers and reporters awaiting him at the airport. His 83-year-old body was too worn out for travel by plane, much less by foot. But his quest went on, in the form of four Sherpas and a one-armed climber named Gary Guller, who had reached Everest's summit an hour earlier...''
  • Gary Guller interviewed for TVE (Televisión Española) in Spain


  • May 27 - Gary Scott interviewed on Spanish Onda Cero Radio from Kathmandu
  • May 23 - Gary Guller and TE '03 featured on ABC World News Tonight.
  • Continuous national media coverage as team climbs to summit of Everest
  • Challenge Trek members to appear on Univision, Spanish television
  • Sunday, May 4 - A retrospective of TE '03 in The Dallas Morning News; stories by Lee Hancock and pictures by Erich Schlegel



  • TE '03 receives far-reaching media coverage from the US to Europe to East Asia via the Associated Press and KRT wires
  • TE '03 featured at Raleigh, NC's Exploris Interactive Museum about the World
  • Team Everest receives front page coverage in major Nepali newspapers
  • Team's departure featured in Austin American Statesman
  • New Supporters: ESI Mortgage, Presco Products, PrintGlobe, Whole Earth Provision Company, BITE Shoes and World T.E.A.M. Sports!
  • Featured on Austin's KLBJ Radio
  • March 9, 18, 27: TE '03 on front page of the Dallas Morning News.
  • March 5: President's Council on Sports and Fitness congratulates TE '03
  • Austin Runners Club (ARC) supports TE '03
  • Barry Lee, TE '03 Advisory Board Member and President of United Youth Sports hosted Team Everest at the Power House Gym in Austin
  • Thanks to Austin's Jean Luc's Bistro for their support (and delicious food!)
  • Rep. Elliott Naishtat proclaims March 4, 2003 as Team Everest '03 Day in the State House of Representatives at the Texas Capitol.


  • CTD/TE '03 awarded the 2002 Barbara Jordan Media Award.
  • Expedition Leader Gary Guller participated in the State Independent Living Council of Texas Annual conference
  • CTD Executive Director Dennis Borel received a proclamation from Mayor Gus Garcia declaring Feb. 18 as Promoting Independence Day in Austin.
  • Gary represented TE '03 in the Motorola Marathon. Paul Carrozza, owner of Austin-based RunTex and a member of the President's Council on Sports and Fitness, has provided tremendous support for CTD and the expedition. "TE '03 is a great example of how people with disabilities are leaders towards a fitter, healthier society".




  • Gary and Dennis interviewed live on national radio On A Roll talk show.
  • SBC's 2003 phone book features Team Everest on its cover!
  • Up2Speed, a national electronic publication with 5 million subscribers, is featuring Team Everest ’03 in both its December and January issues
  • The December issue of Austin's The Good Life magazine featured TE'03
  • Sports anchor Jen Ohlson airs TE '03 story on Austin's NBC affiliate KXAN
  • The Dallas Morning News, flagship of media giant Belo Corp., plans to send a photojournalist to accompany TE' 03 and send back daily reports.


  • TE '03 expedition plans underway in Nepal! Gary and Chris Auger return from successful 30-day Makalu to Everest Traverse
  • November 19 - Travis County's RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) announced TE '03 and CTD as their newest partner agency.
  • November 20 - Texas Governor Rick Perry held Press Conference at the State Capitol to announce his support of TE '03. The story was reported on news programs and newspapers in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin and throughout Texas, as well as on the Governor's website.


  • Challenge Trek team member Gene Rodgers and Dennis Borel present at the Texas Department of Health
  • TE '03 opens premier of IMAX Everest film at Texas History Museum
  • Gary Guller & TE '03 featured in Austin's YMCA Currents Newsletter


  • TE '03 receives Mountaineering Permit to climb Everest
  • Nepal News reports from Kathmandu about TE '03
  • TE '03 featured at CTD's annual convention in San Antonio; Fox News anchor Joe Bickett recognized for exceptional coverage of TE '03




  • Challenge Trek team member Renata Domatti on PBS television, Houston
  • TE '03 Banner to the summit of New Mexico
  • News article in Beaumont Journal


  • TE '03 participates in REI Outdoor Expo, Houston
  • Challenge Trek member Dana Roach featured in Indiana press


  • Team Everest participates in Capitol 10K
  • Challenge Trek member Barry Muth interviewed for San Antonio television
  • TE '03 participates in Whole Earth Expo, Austin
  • Challenge Trek members introduced at Scholarship Awards, Austin
  • Governor's Chief of Staff Mike McKinney announces Executive Order
  • Dennis Borel & Gary Guller attend Barbara Jordon Media Awards, Austin
  • Interview on Fox News, Austin
  • News article in Setlife Spirit, Beaumont, Texas


  • TE '03 and Gary in March 25, 2002 issue of Time magazine
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  • Featured in newsletter of the Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • TE '03 SXSW Interactive Festival Finalist for innovative use of technology
  • News article in the Rural Leader, Crockett, Texas
  • TE '03 featured on official website of former Austin Mayor Kirk Watson


  • Gary goes live on WNOK radio, a Clear Channel Co., NC
  • Interview on Channel 8 News, Austin
  • TE '03 Banner to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • TE '03 Press conference featured in Austin American Statesman

For more information or to receive a Press Kit, contact:
Dennis Borel, Project Director

Phone: 512-478-3366

Our Offices are located at:
316 W. 12th St., Ste. 405
Austin, TX 78701

Press Releases

May 23, 2003
SUMMIT! Team Everest '03 makes history. Guller first person with one arm to reach summit of Everest

May 5, 2003
Gary Guller attempts to become first person with one arm to summit Everest

April 6, 2003
Trekkers Shatter All Doubts, Reach Mt. Everest Base Camp

March 18, 2003
Office of the Governor: 2002 Barbara Jordan Media Award Winners Announced

March 15, 2003
Mt. Everest Expedition Team Departs

March 4, 2003
Mt. Everest Team Awarded Barbara Jordan Award

December 16, 2002
Univ. of Chicago Hospitals Resident selected as TE '03 Physician

November 20, 2002
Gov. Perry Announces Texans with Disabilities to Climb Mt. Everest

November 19, 2002
Texas Governor Rick Perry to hold TE '03 Press Conference

September 25, 2002
Gary Scott Joins Summit Team

September 24, 2002
Chris Auger Joins TE '03 as Team Photographer

August 22, 2002
Everest Team meets in Austin

June 28, 2002
Austin Boy Scouts take TE '03 Message to the top of NM

May 21, 2002
Bloomfield, IN Man Selected for TE '03 Challenge Trek Team

May 16, 2002
San Antonio Men Selected for TE '03 Challenge Trek Team

May 14, 2002
Houston Woman Selected for TE '03

April 24, 2002
First Challenge Trek Team Members Announced

April 17, 2002
Texas Governor Perry Announces Executive Order

March 25, 2002
TE '03 featured in Time Magazine

March 19, 2002
TE '03 on the Summit of Africa's Highest Peak

February 11, 2002
Team Everest '03 Kicks-off National Disability Awareness Campaign