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Inspirational Young Adventurer Who Overcame Adversity & Tragedy on Everest

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  • Inspirational young adventurer who overcame adversity & double tragedy on Mount Everest
  • Faced and overcame more obstacles at a young age than most people do over a lifetime
  • Young adventurer, author and sportsman who has already made two attempts on Everest
  • Philanthropist who has raised over £60,000 for charity

The inspirational Alex Staniforth is no stranger to adversity. He has spent his life overcoming challenges most people would not dream of pursuing. His dedication to conquering his fears, never giving up, and paying back has seen him not only make attempts on the highest mountains in the world but also become a man who finds fulfilment in inspiring others.

Diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of nine, Alex’s self-confidence and self-image took a blow especially with the teasing and bullying he had to endure due to a stammer. He has, however, managed to conquer his stammer, epilepsy, and the anxiety and depression he suffered from due to circumstance.

Alex steadily started conquering his fears and building his sense of self-worth through the outdoors after learning how to paraglide during a holiday to Turkey at age thirteen. This was followed by a climb to the top of Ben Nevis. Alex’s spirit of adventure was born, and in 2010, he became a qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Diver.

It was during a walk through the Lake District that his desire to conquer Everest was born. According to Alex, “Everest symbolises a deeper spiritual yearning- the ultimate obstacle to overcome, a huge opportunity to make a positive difference and inspire others whilst proving myself (and the bullies wrong) by fulfilling my dreams when so many do not.”

Alex does not come from a wealthy background, and has, so far, been able to fund each of his adventures by means of part-time jobs and private funding.

But all has not been smooth sailing. The 2014 attempt to conquer Mount Everest was ended due to an avalanche. Alex’s second attempt on the mountain, in 2015, ended disastrously with the death of three of his teammates due to avalanches triggered by the Nepal earthquake. His book, Icefall (endorsed by Bear Grylls), covers the full story of both these attempts. Icefall won a bronze award in the Readers Favorite International Book Contest 2016.

Alex, however, sees obstacles as opportunities in disguise. He has gone on to create the EPIC7 project which is a series of ultra-endurance challenges specifically designed to further prepare himself. This led to him becoming the first person to complete the National 3 Peaks Cycle challenge solo which includes a 440-mile cycle and climbing the three highest peaks in the UK in a period of four days.

Someone who believes in giving back, Alex has managed to raise over £60,000 for charity. He also serves as an ambassador for Westgrove Group, YHA England and Wales, and PHASE Worldwide, a charity that works in the remote areas of Nepal.

Amongst his many accomplishments, Alex counts the following:

  • Torchbearer in the 2012 London Olympic Torch relay
  • Climbed Mont Blanc
  • Experienced runner and endurance cyclist
  • Two attempts on Everest aged just 18
  • An attempt on the sixth-highest peak in the world, Cho Oyu in Tibet
  • Non-executive director of social enterprise YP Potential

Alex Staniforth – Speaker

The well-spoken Alex has the ability to help others overcome their own Everest. As someone who has had to overcome adversity time and again, yet who each time has risen to meet the occasion, Alex’s story and message have helped numerous people face and overcome their own particular challenges. Resilience, Alex believes, is the key to success.

“To me success is how high we bounce once we reach the bottom”Alex Staniforth

Speaking Keynotes

  • How to Fail Better – embracing failure as an opportunity to win, and how sometimes not achieving our goals can teach us more than achieving them.
  • What’s your Everest? – sharing the idea that everyone has their own Everest in life, managing the rollercoaster of the journey, and how the biggest obstacle to overcome can be ourselves.

 Alex Staniforth is represented for motivational speaker bookings by companies, schools and for conferences by contacting the ProMotivate™ Speakers Agency in London on +44 (0)2078711829.

Alex Staniforth

Motivational Speaker Alex Staniforth
  • Inspirational young adventurer who overcame adversity & double tragedy on Mount Everest
  • Faced and overcame more obstacles at a young age than most people do over a lifetime
  • Young adventurer, author and sportsman who has already made two attempts on Everest
  • Philanthropist who has raised over £60,000 for charity
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Alex Staniforth

Motivational Speaker Alex Staniforth
  • Inspirational young adventurer who overcame adversity & double tragedy on Mount Everest
  • Faced and overcame more obstacles at a young age than most people do over a lifetime
  • Young adventurer, author and sportsman who has already made two attempts on Everest
  • Philanthropist who has raised over £60,000 for charity

The inspirational Alex Staniforth is no stranger to adversity. He has spent his life overcoming challenges most people would not dream of pursuing. His dedication to conquering his fears, never giving up, and paying back has seen him not only make attempts on the highest mountains in the world but also become a man who finds fulfilment in inspiring others.

Diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of nine, Alex’s self-confidence and self-image took a blow especially with the teasing and bullying he had to endure due to a stammer. He has, however, managed to conquer his stammer, epilepsy, and the anxiety and depression he suffered from due to circumstance.

Alex steadily started conquering his fears and building his sense of self-worth through the outdoors after learning how to paraglide during a holiday to Turkey at age thirteen. This was followed by a climb to the top of Ben Nevis. Alex’s spirit of adventure was born, and in 2010, he became a qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Diver.

It was during a walk through the Lake District that his desire to conquer Everest was born. According to Alex, “Everest symbolises a deeper spiritual yearning- the ultimate obstacle to overcome, a huge opportunity to make a positive difference and inspire others whilst proving myself (and the bullies wrong) by fulfilling my dreams when so many do not.”

Alex does not come from a wealthy background, and has, so far, been able to fund each of his adventures by means of part-time jobs and private funding.

But all has not been smooth sailing. The 2014 attempt to conquer Mount Everest was ended due to an avalanche. Alex’s second attempt on the mountain, in 2015, ended disastrously with the death of three of his teammates due to avalanches triggered by the Nepal earthquake. His book, Icefall (endorsed by Bear Grylls), covers the full story of both these attempts. Icefall won a bronze award in the Readers Favorite International Book Contest 2016.

Alex, however, sees obstacles as opportunities in disguise. He has gone on to create the EPIC7 project which is a series of ultra-endurance challenges specifically designed to further prepare himself. This led to him becoming the first person to complete the National 3 Peaks Cycle challenge solo which includes a 440-mile cycle and climbing the three highest peaks in the UK in a period of four days.

Someone who believes in giving back, Alex has managed to raise over £60,000 for charity. He also serves as an ambassador for Westgrove Group, YHA England and Wales, and PHASE Worldwide, a charity that works in the remote areas of Nepal.

Amongst his many accomplishments, Alex counts the following:

  • Torchbearer in the 2012 London Olympic Torch relay
  • Climbed Mont Blanc
  • Experienced runner and endurance cyclist
  • Two attempts on Everest aged just 18
  • An attempt on the sixth-highest peak in the world, Cho Oyu in Tibet
  • Non-executive director of social enterprise YP Potential

Alex Staniforth – Speaker

The well-spoken Alex has the ability to help others overcome their own Everest. As someone who has had to overcome adversity time and again, yet who each time has risen to meet the occasion, Alex’s story and message have helped numerous people face and overcome their own particular challenges. Resilience, Alex believes, is the key to success.

“To me success is how high we bounce once we reach the bottom”Alex Staniforth

Speaking Keynotes

  • How to Fail Better – embracing failure as an opportunity to win, and how sometimes not achieving our goals can teach us more than achieving them.
  • What’s your Everest? – sharing the idea that everyone has their own Everest in life, managing the rollercoaster of the journey, and how the biggest obstacle to overcome can be ourselves.

 Alex Staniforth is represented for motivational speaker bookings by companies, schools and for conferences by contacting the ProMotivate™ Speakers Agency in London on +44 (0)2078711829.

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