Peter Cammell - Climbing in NZ and the Himalaya

  • The Dominion, Auckland

Inspired by the adventures of Sir Edmund Hillary on Mt Everest and in the Antarctic, Peter has been climbing on rock and in the mountains for over 40 years. He has achieved a number of first ascents in the Himalaya and in the New Zealand Alps. In recent years Peter has summited both Mt Everest and Mt Denali, and he continues to climb professionally and personally.

Peter is a registered Pharmacist but currently works as a Health and Safety Auditor for the NZ Adventure Activity industry as well as instructing and guiding in both rock and alpine disciplines. He is a past President and long serving member of the New Zealand Alpine Club. He currently coordinates the NZAC climbing and instruction programmes.

Peter has a passion for people, the outdoors, and the mountains in particular, and loves to introduce others to the challenges of mountaineering by sharing his enthusiasm, knowledge and skills.