Mount Everest climber who had reached the summit of the formidable mountain five times before he passed away during a 1996 expedition to the same peak.
Early in his life, he climbed both the Southern Alps and the Seven Summits.
In the early 1990s, he started a business called Adventure Consultants.
He and his physician wife, Jan Arnold, met while climbing Mount Everest in 1990. Arnold gave birth to his daughter, Sarah, two short months after his death.
Nathaniel Parker portrayed him in the 1996 TV movie Into Thin Air: Death on Everest.