Mark Inglis

Category Three: Nationally Recognised Notable New Zealanders

Date of birth

27 September 1959


Jim and Mary Inglis


Anne Hathaway


Lucy, Jeremy and Amanda


  • Primary - All Hallows Geraldine
  • Secondary – Geraldine High School Board of Governors Trophy
  • Bachelor of Science (1st class honours) Biochemistry (Lincoln University)
  • Doctor of Natural Resources (Lincoln University) honorary


  • 1979-1985 - Mountaineer, Mount Cook National Park
  • 1989-1992 – Scientific officer, Christchurch Hospital
  • 1992-2002 – Winemaker (Senior) Montana Wines
  • 2002-present – Author, motivational speaker, consultant winemaker, business creator


  • Officer of NZ Order of Merit (ONZM)


  • Survived a climbing incident in 1982, trapped in an ice cave near the summit of Mount Cook for 14 days in subzero temperatures, resulting in the loss of both legs below the knees to frostbite
  • First double amputee to summit Mt Everest (15 May 2006)
  • Summitted Cho Oyu (8201m), 6th highest peak in the world (27 September 2004)
  • Silver medalist 2000 Paralympic Games cycling


  • Patron of Cambodia Trust NZ
  • Patron Marlborough First Light Charitable Trust (Youth to Outward Bound)
  • Patron of NZ/Nepal Foundation
  • Founding Trustee Limbs4All Charitable Trust

Last updated: 16 Sep 2021