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
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
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.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
See more here.