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Gary Scott Returns to Mt. Everest


AUSTIN, TEXAS September 25, 2002
International mountaineer Gary Scott has joined the Spring 2003 Team Everest ‘03 Expedition. This will be Scott’s second attempt on Everest, the first in 1991 without the use of supplemental oxygen. He has climbed peaks on every continent and holds numerous speed climbing records and first ascents. Scott is currently writing his fourth book, “Summit Strategies / The 10 Lessons of the Mountains.”

The Team Everest ‘03 expedition spotlights the potential of all people, especially those with disabilities, and is led by mountaineer Gary Guller, a climber with only one arm. Guller and Scott will lead a team of 15 individuals with diverse disabilities on the three-week Challenge Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp in March 2003 before themselves attempting the summit in May. The Team Everest ‘03 expedition is expected to generate tremendous public interest.

“By working as a team and ascending to the base of the world’s highest peak, Team Everest ’03 will ‘Challenge the Myth’ that people with disabilities are not strong and capable. We are going to send a message to the world that there really is unlimited potential to work, play and have a full life if you live with a disability. It is time for us to shatter the assumptions and discrimination still held by so many citizens,” says Scott.

“Gary Scott is a close and trusted friend and I’m absolutely delighted to have him on the team. He supports the goals of Team Everest ’03 – to go for your dreams to your maximum capacity, regardless or your ability or disability,” says Guller.

For more information please contact Dennis Borel at (512) 478-3366 or Gary Scott at (719) 593-8954 or visit .

Press Contact:
Dennis Borel
Project Director
(512) 478-3366