“Climbing one 8000 metre plus peak takes Olympic-standard conviction. Climbing all 14 of them is like winning a medal in 14 Olympics. You can almost hear the flutter of caps and beanies as they are doffed by mountaineers around the world. We applaud Andrew Lock’s achievement. He is a master of thin air.” Greg Mortimer OAM, first Australian to summit Mt Everest.
Andrew Lock OAM is the most accomplished high-altitude mountaineer in Australian history. He is the only Australian, the first person in the entire British Commonwealth, and just the 18th man in the world, to climb all fourteen of the world’s 8000 metre mountains. His achievements encompass 18 summits of those 8000 metre peaks, including Mt Everest (twice), three times that of any other Australian, placing him in a select group of the world’s best alpinists. Additionally, Andrew accomplished the first Australian ascent of 6 of those mountains, a record that can never be broken.