People are inspired by great adventure. And the name Hillary is synonymous with adventure. Peter Hillary is a powerful and dynamic speaker who takes his audience “with him” on one of his many extraordinary experiences: summiting Mt Everest, feeding and filming a pod of sharks, or making a terrifying descent of a vast vertical rock face in a vicious storm. He ably connects these dramatic achievements to the challenges faced by individuals and teams striving for excellence in their own fields.
35 years experience in extreme risk environments
Climbed Mt. Everest twice; most recently in 2002 for a National Geographic Documentary
Forged a new route across Antarctica to the South Pole
First to traverse the length of the Himalayas
Raises funds for the people of Nepal
Appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America
Celebrated the 60th Anniversary of his father’s historic first climb of Mt Everest in 2013
Latest book In The Ghost Country written with John E. Elder, released in January 2004. Peter Hillary recalls memories from a life of high adventure and drama as he traverses on skis across the sensory deprived ice wastes of Antarctica. Published by Simon and Schuster.
Like his father, Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter has climbed Mt Everest and has reached the South Pole overland; widely recognised as two of the most significant accomplishments in the world of adventuring and exploration. He has a wealth of stories to tell from a lifetime of high adventure, including over 30 alpine expeditions on mountains throughout the world.
Despite the high-risk nature of his expeditions, it is often acknowledged that one of his greatest strengths is his sound judgement: he has mastered the art of balancing risk with caution; stretching boundaries, but knowing limits.
His presentations combine humour and heart-stopping excitement with practical applications, relevant to the client’s requirements. They are supported by superb slide and video footage.