Learning unique lessons from a decade of high altitude mountaineering including the Seven Summits challenge – climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents. I have completed six of the Seven Summits and hiked and climbed from Tanzania to Russia to Alaska to Argentina to Nepal and even in the wilds of Antarctica. I was lucky enough to have stood on the highest peak in Antarctica, seen the Andes from its summit peak, peered down across the arctic from the top of Denali and also been involved in some terrifying and emotional experiences – not least the two worst disasters in the history of Mt. Everest in 2014 and 2015.
I speak about my own unique and scientific preparation for expeditions in some of the most difficult conditions on Earth, including the mental preparation required.
The experiences on Mt. Everest in particular, range from dealing with personal fear, to working with others towards a common yet individual goal, and managing the media interest and criticism which comes with being a 21st century high altitude mountaineer.