Jim Gagne :: biography
Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica
Jim and Michelle, Mount Everest Base Camp
Jim and Michelle, Mount Everest Base Camp

Jim began his climbing career in the White Mountains of New Hampshire over twenty years ago. As a kid he grew up exploring and hiking around his home in the White Mountains. Hiking, soon lead to technical rock and ice climbing and eventually to mountaineering around the world.

On May 24, 2006 Jim fulfilled a lifelong dream and became the first New Hampshire Native to climb The Seven Summits and Mount Everest. Jim contributes his success in the mountains to his training in the harshest weather in the world at home on Mount Washington. Jim works as a professional firefighter/paramedic and a registered nurse. His professionalism, mountaineering skills and versatility have served many climbers around the world. He is a successful and modest climber. Teamwork and leadership in his personal, professional and adventure career are guiding forces in the life of Jim Gagne.

Jim has been spending more time lecturing around New England to private and public organizations, public and private schools and universities. He lives in Ashland New Hampshire with his girlfriend Michelle Piro. Together, they enjoy their lives surrounded by a community of friends and family that share their passions for adventure and the outdoors.

Everest Mount Vinson Aconcagua Kilimanjaro Mt. Elbrus Denali Mount Kosciuszko Carstensz Pyramid
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