Climber, Public Speaker, Writer, and joint owner of AlpBase.com!
Born in the UK in 1961, and married with two children, Jerry has enjoyed two very diverse and contrasting careers throughout his life, the first as a businessman, the second as a professional expedition mountaineer, involved in the world of extreme climbing, over a 30 year period. The third major element to Jerry's life is Diabetes. Jerry was diagnosed as a Type 1 insulin-dependant diabetic on January 31st 2001. Though new to diabetes, Jerry continues to live his life to the full and has not let this chronic condition stop his active outdoor, family or business lives.
Jerry Gore crossed the Iceland Icecap in 1977 when he was 16, summitted Mont Blanc at 17 and climbed a 7000-meter giant Manaslu North in the Himalayas at 22. After leaving school he worked as the Mountain Co-ordinator for the Alberta Province, the aim of which was to climb the 75 classic peaks of the Alberta Rockies. Following this he undertook a Short Service Commission in the Royal Marines, during which he spent three winters developing major ice climbing areas in Arctic Norway, as well as succeeding on military expeditions to the Nepalese and Indian Himalaya. He was awarded the Commandant General's personal commendation - the most outstanding Royal Marine - in 1984 for his rescue of Norwegian civilians.
He has climbed abroad on an expedition every year since 1977 including remote mountain ranges in the Alps, the Himalaya, South and North America, and Patagonia. But his enduring passion is for Big Walls, sh