Zac is the head guide at Peak Learning Adventures and has been climbing, walking and skiing for over 40 years. His great passion is mountaineering, with 19 expeditions to the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges covering Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan and India along with 11 seasons in New Zealand. Zac is one of Australia’s most experienced high altitude mountaineers with ascents of 6 of the 14 world’s highest mountains above 8000 metres in elevation. He has been on three Expeditions to Mt Everest and reached its summit in 2010. Zac was the last person to carry an SLR film camera to the summit, a record that remains unbroken!
Zac has outstanding outdoor leadership credentials. He has run adventurous training programs in the Army, led many Himalayan expeditions, worked as an outdoor guide for a number of companies and consults for the Outdoor Recreation industry. He has also led numerous treks and climbs in Bhutan, Nepal, Africa, New Zealand, Tibet, India and Pakistan. Zac is also an avid cross-county skier, Level 4 instructor and competes regularly at the World Masters Cross Country Ski Championships.
Zac was a career soldier for 31 years and is currently serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves, having recently commanded an Engineer Regiment of 350 soldiers. Along with his love of military history Zac brings his wealth of military experience to the PNG battlefield treks and tours, which he has been guiding for 11 years.