Story of Will Gardner

Supported by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group


I am lucky to be representing Mandarin Oriental at this HK Vertical 1000. This is a unique opportunity to experience an epic abseil and to support a great cause at the same time. Growing up in Bermuda, I was fortunate to spend a lot of time outdoors. These were formative experiences for me and drove my interest in protecting wild spaces. Outward Bound’s programmes for young people are not only great development opportunities but are also one of the most important things that we can do to encourage a new generation of leaders who are passionate about being in and protecting the natural environment.





Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 32 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.