A Himalayan Journey World
Directed by Andy Cockrum
Produced by Gary Guller and
Firelight Pictures in
association with Danger Dog Films is pleased to announce the world premiere of
Team Everest: A Himalayan Journey
Where: June 10 New York City
Rubin Museum of Art
(Art of the Himalayas) Gary Guller & Andy Cockrum attending.
"Team Everest: A Himalayan Journey" chronicles a remarkable group of trekkers
on an expedition to the world's highest mountain. If they succeed in their
quest, the team will be the largest group of people with disabilities ever to
reach Mount Everest Base Camp.
Five men in wheelchairs and their teammates—representing a range of
disabilities—trek 21 days through the high Himalaya. From their departure in
the Sherpa village of Lukla, the team will attempt to reach an altitude of
over 17,500 feet in one of the most inaccessible regions on earth. A Nepali
support team is engaged to help push, pull, and carry members over the rugged,
steep terrain. In this part of the world, the altitude and intense cold can
stop even the most experienced hikers in their tracks. Yet if the team reaches
Base Camp, expedition leader and amputee, Gary Guller, will make a bid for the
summit of Everest.
With stunning footage from the Kingdom of Nepal, "Team Everest" offers a
heartwarming story of personal ambition, as it dares us to reach beyond our
perceived limitations and explores our unlimited capacity to dream.
About Gary: After leading a group of
people with disabilities to the base camp of Mt. Everest, Gary Guller summited
Mt. Everest on May 23, 2003, becoming the only person with one arm to ever
scale the world’s highest peak. This accomplishment alone speaks of his
integrity, perseverance and ability to motivate and inspire those around him
to accomplish their dreams and to reach their full potential.
Since that day Gary has made
it his goal to inspire others with his story. From large companies like IBM,
Toyota, American Express, Freightliner, to groups that have a goal to
encourage people with disabilities like AIM Independent Living Center, POTA -
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapists Association, Lone Star Paralysis
Foundation, Inclusion Works Training Consortium, AIM Independent Living
Center and The Arc of Jacksonville.
Gary grew up in the
Southeastern United States and has spent much of his life climbing and
exploring the world, including over 35 trips to the Himalayas. He is active in
his local community and is known throughout the world for his passion for
exploration. Gary lost the use of his arm
in a mountaineering accident just as he had found his life's passion: alpine
climbing. He stunned a medical team at Duke University by asking to have his
paralyzed arm amputated. After serious introspection, Gary began climbing
again, surmounting the barriers that stood in the way of realizing his dreams
to explore. He has inspired others ever since to continue onward and upward.
For more information on how
Gary Guller can inspire your company or group contact
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