David Hiddleston was an
accomplished rock climber, extreme skier and high altitude mountain guide. In
2002 while working as a guide for New Zealand based Adventure Consultants, David
successfully led an Everest expedition in which he and 7 clients reached the
summit. He had made an attempt to climb Everest in 2000 but was forced into an
early decent due to weather. In 1996 David was in the Himalaya climbing Pumori,
when he heard news of the storm and tragedy occurring on Everest, he and several
others went to the mountain and worked to save lives in a rescue effort. David
led many successful expeditions for Adventure Consultants including
Not only in 2002 did David
reach the summit of Mount Everest just months after undergoing surgery in both
knees, but he also became the director and chief guide for Aspiring Guides.
Aspiring Guides was founded in 1990 by the IFMGA Mountain and Ski Guides Nick
Cradock, Guy Cotter and Paul Scaife.
Tragically, on New Years Eve
just a year later David along with Paul Scaife, one other guide and one client
were killed in a freak avalanche while guiding on Mt. Tasman. Aspiring Guides
continues to climb to new heights, building a legacy and acting as a testimonial
to the passion and dedication of David and Paul.