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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 began guiding professionally in 1999 on Mount Rainier, and is now America’s premier Everest climber and guide. As Expedition Leader, he has personally lead 37 climbers to the summit of Everest over the last 7 years, more than any other American. In 2011, Garrett led the first expedition in history where climbers succeeded in the Everest – Lhotse combination, reaching the summit of two 8000 meter peaks in less than 24 hours (while personally guiding one climber peak to peak in 21 hours), and again repeated this “double header” in 2013. Garrett is currently the only climber in the world to repeat this “peak to peak” combination, and holds the record for guiding climbers (4) in this endeavor. In 2014, Garrett led the first ever successfully ‘guided’ ascent of K2, arguably the hardest and most dangerous mountain in the world, reaching the summit with 2 climbers and 3 Sherpas on July 27, 2014. Garrett also regularly guides many “7 Summits” expeditions such as Aconcagua, Vinson, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, etc., during the year. In addition, Garrett is regularly involved with film productions on Everest, participating in 4 different features over the last 3 years.

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Garrett Madison
#carstenszpyramid Summit! After 5 days deep in the jungle of #papuanewguinea we have emerged! 100% success and fun on one of the least climbed #7summits!

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4 days ago

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Enroute to #CarstenszPyramid, one of the least climbed #SevenSummits, on the island of New Guinea, #Indonesia. Also known as #PuncakJaya, the peak is located in a dense jungle, and is the highest point between the #Himalayas and the #Andes. @madisonmtng @mountainhardwear

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1 week ago

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Stoked to see my team’s first ascent of Tharke Khang (6,701m) in Nepal documented in the American Alpine Journal! We are heading back to #Nepal this autumn to attempt another unclimbed peak just above 7000m nearby #MountEverest! @madisonmtng @mountainhardwear

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2 weeks ago

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My K2 Expedition Recap, Triumph & Tragedy on the world’s 2nd highest peak (link also in bio): https://madisonmountaineering.com/k2-recap/ #K22018 #madisonmountaineering #mountainhardwear #expedition #K2 photo: @john_stenderup ‘Stendo’!!

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4 weeks ago

Significant Ascents & Expeditions

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  • Everest (7 expeditions / ascents)
  • K2 (1 expedition / ascent)
  • Mt. Rainier (over 183 ascents)
  • Lhotse, 4th highest (2 ascents)
  • Makalu expedition (5th highest)
  • Manaslu expedition (8th highest)
  • Cho Oyu expedition (6th highest)
  • Aconcagua (11 expeditions)
  • Denali (3 expeditions)
  • Mt. Vinson, Antarctica (10 expeditions)
  • Kilimanjaro, Africa (3 expeditions)
  • Ama Dablam, Nepal (3 expeditions)
  • Mexico Volcanoes (6 expeditions)
  • Ecuador Volcanoes (2 expedition)
  • Peru (Cordillera Blanca)
  • Numerous climbs in Washington State (Mt. Baker, Shuksan, Olympus, North Cascades, etc.)

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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