Peter Hillary

People are inspired by great adventure. And the name Peter Hillary is synonymous with adventure. A powerful and dynamic speaker, Peter Hillary takes his audience “with him” on his many extraordinary experiences: to the summit of Mt. Everest traversing Antarctica to the South Pole feeding a pod of sharks or making a terrifying descent of K2 down a vast vertical rock face in a vicious storm. Peter Hillary ably connects such dramatic achievements to the challenges faced by individuals and teams striving for excellence, coping with change, or overcoming obstacles in their own fields.

Like his father, Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary has climbed Mt. Everest and has reached the South Pole overland widely recognized as two of the most significant accomplishments in the world of adventuring and exploration. Most recently in 2002, Peter Hillary climbed Mt. Everest again for a National Geographic Documentary. Peter Hillary also assists in raising funds for the Himalayan Trust, which was established by his father and which runs 42 schools and hospitals in Nepal. He has a wealth of stories to tell from a lifetime of high adventure, including over 30 alpine expeditions on mountains throughout the world stories of challenge and achievement that are inspirational and entertaining. Peter Hillary has spoken to over 300 high profile organizations in a variety of settings from select executive groups of 12 to a vast audience of 12,000 at the Melbourne Tennis Center.

His considerable achievements, and his eloquent, natural speaking style, have led to a recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and an interview with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America via satellite from Antarctica. His articles have been published in the New York Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne’s The Age, and other high profile dailies. Peter Hillary is the author of five books, including his latest – In the Ghost Country – released in May 2003.

Despite the high risk nature of his expeditions, Peter Hillary has survived where others have not. His survival is testament to one of his greatest strengths: his sound judgment. In his presentations he talks about developing skills of use in any field: of seeing excitement in uncertainty of balancing risk with caution and of achieving extraordinary goals through preparation and perseverance.

Peter Hillary‘s presentations combine heart stopping excitement and humor with practical applications, relevant to the client’s requirements. They are supported by superb video and/ or slide footage.