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Alex

Staniforth

Record-breaking young endurance adventurer, author & fundraiser, empowering others to put mind over mountains.

You probably haven’t heard a speaker quite like this... Journeying to Mount Everest, Alex Staniforth had to overcome challenges that nearly took his life, facing two of the biggest disasters in Everest history.

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At just 17, Alex climbed Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. He singlehandedly fundraised over £35,000 in corporate sponsorship to fund his Everest expedition, however, the expedition was cancelled at base camp following a disastrous avalanche that killed sixteen people.

The following year he then survived an avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall triggered by the Nepal earthquake, which took the lives of three team-mates and trapped h...

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Testimonials

‘’The universal feedback from all delegates was that the session was inspirational, stunning, awesome and engaging delivered by a stand-out speaker. We cannot underestimate the messages delivered or the embodiment of these in determination to continue in the face of setbacks. You have shown, many times, that your actions are equal to your words, a true role model for young people everywhere”

- Peter Batty, SASCAL Conference

“Alex is an excellent speaker with a story that can motivate and inspire any room. We gave him a brief of closing one of our most high profile events , whilst reinforcing our key messages in his speech. I am pleased to say he more than delivered on our expectations’’

- Steve Swallow, Education Project Officer, The FA

“I asked Alex to come and share his “journey” with my team of senior managers and executives to give a good example of how people overcome numerous obstacles and still come out as winners. His preparation for the presentation was meticulous, and customised to my need, message and audience. His presentation was delivered perfectly –the timing was good, the message was brilliant and the whole team were captivated. The message of overcoming obstacles to come out on top was simply thrilling. The teams feedback was of the highest praise. I have no hesitation in recommending Alex as a speaker”

- Dan Hallett, Senior Vice President, Health & Hygiene, Reckitt Benckiser

“I was part of the group that was transfixed by your story and please take my silence in the immediate aftermath of your presentation as a genuine moment of reflection on what we humans can achieve, when facing adversity in the most challenging of circumstances. Whether it is up a mountain or in a playground!”

- Smurfit Kappa Open Leadership Programme

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