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  EverestHistory.com: Ned Gillette


Ned Gillette was a world-wide traveler, avid cross-country skier and climber. He was a member of the 1968 Olympic Cross Country team and in 1992 he reached the summit of Mt. Everest (May 12,1992) on the Adventure Consultants team. Nedís life was ended abruptly when he was murdered in Pakistan on Aug 5, 1998.

Ned was shot and killed while in his tent at the base of Laila peak, in the Haramosh Valley of Pakistan. Ned died immediately. His wife, Susan Patterson was also in the tent. Susan suffered gun shot wounds but survived. Local police believe it was a botched robbery attempt.

Ned and Susan lived in Sun Valley, Idaho and Cap Cod, MA. When Ned was not out traveling the world, he spent his time writing numerous books on cross country skiing and climbing, including Everest Grand Circle: A Climbing and Skiing Adventure through Nepal and Tibet.

Susan with the aid of the American Alpine Club has created the Ned Gillette Adventure Grant in tribute to her husband. This grant honors Nedís imagination and ability to follow through in making his dreams a reality.

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