Friday, February 25, 2011
Transformational Power of a Vibrant Dream and Winning Team effort
Adapted from Chapter 10 (GARY GULLER: SHATTERING STEREOTYPES) Of the book “Bright Trimphs From Dark Hours” by “David Heenan”
"Team Everest had captured the public’s attention. The climbers’ unprecedented accomplishments were featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles and numerous national and international television reports. They had achieved a goal many considered unthinkable: In the face of adversity, they had overcome the odds. “The freedom to explore is a freedom that everyone should have, regardless of their abilities or disabilities,” Guller told his admirers."
Gary Guller is both a world-renowned, record-setting mountaineer and a professional motivational and inspirational speaker, trusted by the world’s top organizations and corporations. In 2003, Gary was leader of the largest ever cross-disability group to reach Mt Everest Base Camp, at 17,500 feet. After setting this record, he went on to scale the peak, reaching the summit on May 23, 2003, and becoming the first person with one arm to summit Mt. Everest. Later the next year, Gary lead an expedition to the summit of the world’s sixth highest mountain, Mt. Cho Oyu, located in Tibet. In April 2010, Gary completed the grueling Marathon des Sables in Morocco. The MdS is a 6 day, 153 plus miles (250km) endurance race across the Sahara Desert - “The hardest stage race in the World” (CNN World News). Gary has gone on to become a trusted keynote speaker and personal executive coach.