Peter Austen's Biography

Peter AustenDr. Peter Austen is a mountaineer, mountain guide, business consultant, author, educator, and adventure company operator. He speaks five languages and has academic degrees from England, Canada, and the U.S.A. He has lived in six countries and explored in 74 more over the past 40 years, returning intact from many famous peaks, including Everest in Tibet, Mount Communism in Russia, Mont Blanc in France, Mount Robson in Canada, and Alpamayo in Peru.

Peter led Canada's first truly national Everest expedition, the "Climb for Hope", which had Sir Edmund Hillary as patron. Peter arranged for the climb to be filmed, and the resulting acclaimed documentary, narrated by Leslie Nielsen, has been shown frequently on television networks. Everest Canada, The Climb for Hope, Peter's first book, was an account of that expedition.


Leadership and Team Building SeminarsPeter's articles and photographs have appeared in BC Outdoors, and in North American alpine and trade journals, tourist magazines and guidebooks, web sites (including the BC Adventure site), and newspapers. He gives keynotes, leadership and team-building seminars to diverse groups throughout Canada and the U.S., using his EVEREST EXPERIENCE ® method.


Mountain Expeditions A true adventurer at heart, he has climbed mountains and mountain walls on five continents and lead groups all over the world. He continues to guide mountain expeditions and exotic adventures worldwide. Read testimonials from corporate clients who have participated in his team building seminars or enjoyed an adventure vacation.