Peter Hillary

Mountaineer | Adventurer | Son of Sir Edmund Hillary
Peter Hillary

Who Am I

Synopsis


Everest and Hillary: The mountain and the family are forever linked.  On the 29th May, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the historic first ascent of the highest mountain on earth, Mt Everest.  Peter Hillary was born 18 months later.  Peter is an experienced speaker who enjoys inspiring and motivating people to overcome their challenges in business, the outdoors and their personal life. He is a dynamic and easy speaker with a dry wit and a flair for storytelling, and is considered one of the world’s foremost Mt Everest speakers Your audience will feel transported into a world of high adventure.  Peter delivers an inspiring message through a selection of extraordinary expeditionary yarns and identifies key attributes that are needed for success.  He examines setbacks and failures too and the lessons learned from these.  All this, delivered with his trademark dry wit and self-effacing candour.

 


Biography                               

 


Peter grew up climbing mountains and participating in many of his father's expeditions and projects - travelling to the North Pole, up the Ganges River in India, climbing in the Himalayas, around the United States, and helping the mountain people of Nepal.  



Peter's first summit of Everest in 1990 meant the Hillarys became the "first family" of Himalayan mountaineering with two generations of Everest climbers. They are also the first two generations of one family to have each established new routes across Antarctica to the South Pole. Peter reached the South Pole in 1999, and climbed Mt Everest for the second time in 2002 in celebration of his father's historic first ascent with Tenzing Norgay.  The expedition is the subject of the compelling National Geographic documentary Everest: 50 Years on the Mountain. Mingma Tsering, Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary. © Michael Dillon 1983


In 2008, Peter completed the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.


Peter Hillary’s life is a testament to setting goals and achieving them. His skill, driving ambition, and good judgement have enabled him to Summit Mountains and survive ferocious storms and avalanches. He is a communicator, a storyteller and a skilled assessor of what works and what doesn’t in critical situations. With a history of world-class achievements in climbing, he is an inspiring adventurer from one of the great families of mountaineering. Like his father, the late Sir Edmund Hillary, who made the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953, Peter has summited Everest and reached the South Pole on skis, forging a new route across Antarctica. The names Everest and Hillary are forever linked, and Peter continues to climb in the Himalayas and raise funds to support schools and hospitals for the people of the Everest region in Nepal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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