Peter’s name has been synonymous with the exploration of Mt. Everest for nearly three decades. He has led numerous expeditions to the mountain and has summited seven times. Peter is a strong proponent of Sherpa culture and has documented their talents at high altitude in books and films.
In addition to filming and writing, Peter studies Himalayan Archaeology and has been working with the Nepalese government in exploring ancient cave dwellings in North West Nepal. His work with National Geographic Television and PBS on archaeological discoveries in Nepal’s Kingdom of Mustang have been seen by tens of millions of people globally. He is a board member of the Himalayan Cataract Project, which brings eye care to cataract patients in Nepal. Concurrently, Peter and his family began the work of encouraging literacy in Nepalese children with the “Magic Yeti Library” project. They have bi-lingual libraries operating in six villages in the Everest region and in the restricted, mythical Kingdom of Upper Mustang in North Western Nepal.
He is Program Director with the Khumbu Climbing Center working to improve the competence and safety of all Nepalese high altitude climber-professionals and serves on the board of the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. Peter is an accomplished speaker and has contributed to dozens of books, periodicals and films featuring exploration in the Himalaya.