Meet Peter Hillary
When Peter Hillary reached the summit of the world's highest mountain in 1990, he and his father, Sir Edmund Hillary, (who made the first ascent of Everest in 1953), became the first father and son to accomplish this pinnacle of adventuring achievement.
In January 1999, 42 years after Sir Edmund's epic Antarctic journey, they did it again: this time becoming the first father and son to have reached the South Pole overland from the coast. In this, Peter's most recent journey, he and his two companions made the first ever ascent of the Shackleton Glacier, forging a new route to the South Pole. The IceTrek team dragged sleds of up to 200 kgs for 1500 kms, battling blizzards, frostbite and illness.
For Peter Hillary, these feats are but two of many highlights in a career that has spanned some 30 years and encompasses a wealth of different terrains and challenges. (Peter began climbing at the tender age of 10, roped to his father, and hasn't stopped adventuring since).
Peter has a high public profile with countless radio and television appearances over many years. He is an articulate, humorous and relaxed presenter - A motivational speaker who will engage your audience with passion and energy. He is the author of four mountaineering books and one children's book; writes magazine articles, works on outdoor equipment design and marketing and is an adventure travel operator. His extensive mountaineering experience includes more than 30 alpine expeditions in the Himalaya, the Karakoram, New Zealand's Southern Alps, the Andes, Antarctica and North America. He has led and been part of climbing teams on some of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, K2, Makalu, Lhotse, Aconcagua and Vinson.
Peter Hillary has been active in the Himalayan Trust, an organisation founded by his father to assist the local people of the Mount Everest region where they have built and run 40 schools, hospitals and medical clinics. Since 1992, Peter has taken groups of teenagers to assist with construction work on some of the Himalayan Trust hospitals and schools.
In 2002, in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary climb by his father, Sir Edmund, Peter climbed Everest for the second time. Peter Hillary’s presentations combine heart-stopping excitement and humour with practical applications, relevant to the client’s requirements. They are supported by superb video and / or slide footage. Hillary focuses on developing skills: seeing excitement in uncertainty, balancing risk with caution, and achieving extraordinary goals through preparation and perseverance.
Give your people the EDGE with a presentation by Peter Hillary!
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