The Performance Edge, Episode 6 – Jon Gupta

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Jon’s love for big expeditions started at 18 in the jungles of Belize and has since taken him to the Himalayas, Alaska, The Andes, Africa, The Alps as well as all over the UK, with a particular love for Scottish winter mountaineering.

In 2012, Jon became the first person to summit Ama Dablam 3 times in 7 days, all from basecamp, including the second fastest recorded solo speed ascent. In 2014 Jon zipped up Mount Elbrus in similar fashion, with his skis, recording a time of 4.5 hours round trip. And again in 2017 facilitating a world record breaking ascent of Kilimanjaro.

2018 saw Jon help mastermind the world record breaking ‘7in4’ Expedition, helping Steve Plain summit the highest mountain on each continent in the fastest time ever. Jon now works as an expedition leader and instructor in the UK and overseas and runs his own company, Mountain Expeditions. In Jon’s Performance Edge, he talks about the reward of success and managing risk whilst on the Denali ‘7in4’ expedition.

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