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Christopher Auger Selected as Team Everest ’03 Expedition Photographer


AUSTIN, TEXAS September 24, 2002
Christopher Auger has been selected as the official team photographer for the Spring 2003 Team Everest ‘03 Expedition. Auger, who grew up in Fort Worth and attended Trinity Valley School, has worked as a freelance photographer in the USA, Africa, Russia and Europe. His clients include the Fort Worth Museum of Natural Science and History,, Interlocken Center for Experiential Learning and Arun Expeditions.

Team Everest ‘03 spotlights the potential of people with disabilities and is led by Texas mountaineer Gary Guller, a climber with only one arm. The event will raise money for the work of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. Guller will lead a team of individuals with diverse disabilities, including those with hearing-, sight- and mobility impairments, on the three-week Challenge Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp in March 2003 before himself attempting the summit. Auger will capture the images of this historic event.

“Team Everest ’03 has a powerful message; it models how society can open the door of opportunity to all people, regardless of their ability or disability. Auger brings to the team enthusiasm for the goals of Team Everest ’03 and the ability to professionally document this amazing feat,” says Guller.

Auger will be training for the upcoming Everest expedition with Guller this October in Nepal. They plan to make a challenging 4-week climb in the remote Makalu region of the Himalaya.

“I look forward to photographing this experience in such an incredible part of the world. But mostly I feel privileged and proud to be a part of this team. It’s made up of a great group of people who are taking on this physical challenge to speak to the world about the power of human ability and determination,” says Auger.

For more information about Christopher Auger, Team Everest ’03 or the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, please contact Gary Guller at (512) 407-8314 or visit

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