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Victor Saunders

​Victor is a world-renowned British mountaineer, having become a UIAGM mountain guide in 1996 after a career as an architect in London. He relocated to Chamonix, France in 2003 becoming a member of the SNGM (National Syndicate of French Mountain Guides).

Victor has climbed extensively throughout Europe, the Himalayas and Karakoram achieving many first ascents including the North Pillar of Spantik with Mick Fowler. He recently calculated that he’s spent five years of his life under canvas!

Victor summited Mount Everest for the first of six times in 2004 and, with back-to-back summits on Aconcagua in 2013, he completed his Seven Summits bid. His ascents list is predominantly on climbs of a remote and desperately hard nature, and Victor is still bubbling over with enthusiasm for the peaks and peoples of the Himalayas after 20 years of climbing.

In addition to being an IFMGA guide, Victor is a recipient of the Boardman Tasker prize for mountain literature and won the Grand Prize at the International Mountain Book Festival at Passey in 2015 for his book "Les Tribulations de Mick & de Vic en Himalaya".

Victor Saunders

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