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Welcome to Rob & Jo

‘It always seems impossible until it’s done’ (Nelson Mandela)

Despite facing cancer twice and near death in the Himalayas, Rob and Jo’s passion for life and the outdoors wasn’t dampened.  Determined to live life to the full, they persevered and fulfilled dreams while unwittingly setting a string of records…

In 2005 Rob and Jo Gambi became the first married couple to climb the ‘7 Summits’ (the highest peak on each continent) and ski to the Poles. Rob was also the first Australian, and Jo the first female, to achieve this.

Rob is the first cancer survivor to climb the ‘7 Summits’,  and Jo is the second British woman to have climbed Everest’s North/North East Ridge.

Together Rob and Jo hold the Guinness World Record for the fastest (and first) '7 Summits' ascent (both lists) by a married couple, and Jo holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest ‘7 Summits' ascent by a female. 

Jo has written about their adventures in her inspirational book Holding On, and as a gifted motivational speaker Jo is passionate about encouraging, challenging and empowering her audiences.

‘A great read, great story, and a great love…what champions you both are’

(Bear Grylls)

Supporting Cancer Research UK

Rob and Jo have two boys - Ben (3) and Sam (1).   Sam was born with a rare complex neuro - behavioural disorder called Prader Willi Syndrome.  If you are interested in finding out more about Prader Willi Syndrome and what you could do to help people who suffer from it, please click here.


Rob and Jo hold the Guinness World Record for the fastest (and first) Seven-Summits ascent (both lists) by a married couple.  (Both lists includes   Kosciuszko in Australasia and Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia).  Jo is also the fastest women to climb the Seven Summits, as featured in the 2013 GWR book.

Rob and Jo’s story ‘Holding On’ is available in hardback and paperback.  More info…

HOLDING ON is not just an enthralling account of mountaineering and polar achievements, it is a powerful and emotional story of love and survival against the odds.


Interview with Rob and Jo. Read it at Mt Everest MInd Camp.