Harry Taylor

Businessperson, Military Person

1958 –


Who is Harry Taylor?

Harry Taylor is a former British SAS member, mountaineer and security advisor. He founded ‘High Adventure’ with Loel Guinness, an extreme sports company specifically designed to set records in climbing, paragliding, and skydiving. His team set a world distance flight record for a paraglider at 150.6km in Namibia. In 1991, with close friend Charles "Nish" Bruce he made a tandem skydive with oxygen from 27,000 feet over Badajoz in Spain. Taylor did a tandem paraglider flight from Cho Oyu 8,201m Tibet and was also the 1st British paraglider pilot to fly from Denali, Alaska.

Taylor began his career in the Royal Marines as an Arctic survival instructor, and later served with the British 22 SAS. In the late 1990s Taylor was Security Advisor to BP in Algeria, as well as to a number of world renowned families. He also led an international investigation on human trafficking.

After his service in the SAS, he became an IFMGA Mountain Guide and in 1988 successfully completed the first traverse of the “Pinnacles” on Mount Everest’s ENE Ridge. In 1993 he became the second Briton to have summited Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. He has climbed on Everest 7 times with expeditions to N Face, ENE Ridge, N Ridge, SE Ridge winter and spring.

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Sep 20, 1958
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013


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