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Garrett Madison began guiding professionally in 1999 on Mount Rainier, and is now America’s premier Everest climber and guide. As Expedition Leader…

2017 Everest Climber Testimonials

About Garrett

Garrett Madison, America’s premier Everest guide and climber, began guiding professionally in 1999 on Mount Rainier. As Expedition Leader, he has personally led 60+ climbers (clients) to the summit of Everest since 2009, more than any other guide. In 2011, Garrett led the first expedition in history where climbers succeeded in the EverestLhotse combination, reaching the summit of two 8000-meter peaks back to back in less than 24 hours (while personally guiding one climber peak to peak in 21 hours). He has since repeated this ‘doubleheader’ combination in 2013 and 2018 and is currently the only climber in the world to have done so 3 times. Garrett holds the record for guiding climbers (5) in reaching the summits of two 8000-meter peaks within 24 hours.

Significant Ascents & Expeditions

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Personal Climbs

  • 6 ascents of Mont Blanc
  • 1 ascent of the Matterhorn
  • 1 attempt of Mt. Nuptse, Nepal (reached 7200 meters)

Certifications

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Level 2 Avalanche Forecasting for Guides
  • Leave No Trace Trainer

Speaking

Leading 7 expeditions to Mt. Everest and having observed hundreds of climbers in challenging situations on the mountain, Garrett Madison has identified which techniques work, and more importantly which techniques do not work, in scaling the world’s highest Peak. Garrett articulates his strategy for success and survival on Everest, and touches on the following topics:

  • How to lead a diverse group of individuals through challenging circumstances and achieve success.
  • The Everest & Lhotse combination climb.
  • How to mitigate risk on Everest and the high mountains.
  • Garrett’s recent successful climb of K 2, the world’s second highest peak.

Garrett Madison’s presentation will engage your audience like never before as he recounts real life events that have shaped his strategy for success on Everest, with stunning video and photo content that will bring you directly to the mountain.

Testimonials

What a great presentation! Everyone was riveted during your talk! The images were outstanding and your message really resonated with everyone. Several people told me that this was the best dinner speaker ever. I think you inspired some future mountain climbers!

Tom Balistreri
Tom BalistreriPresident MUHS Fathers Club

It was terrific. The slides were amazing and his presentation was very tight and engaging

Garrett’s presentation was great. It was informative to those of us who may never reach that pinnacle of climbing

I loved every minute of Garrett’s presentation. It was just long enough to get a feel for what the climbs were like and short enough to keep my interest (I do not have a long attention span!) I believe that an audience of any interest level in climbing would find his talk very interesting

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