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Gans Lecture


Peter Hillary is a powerful and dynamic speaker who takes his audience “with him” on one of his many extraordinary experiences: to the summit of Mt Everest twice; traversing Antarctica; feeding a pod of sharks; or making a terrifying descent of a vast vertical rock face in a vicious storm. He ably connects such dramatic achievements to the challenges faced by individuals and teams striving for excellence, coping with change, and overcoming obstacles in their own fields.

Like his father, Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter has climbed Mt Everest and has also reached the South Pole overland; widely recognized as two of the most significant accomplishments in the world of adventuring and exploration. Peter also assists his father in raising funds for the Himalayan Trust, which runs 42 schools and hospitals for the villages at the foot of Mt Everest.


On 26 May 2002, Peter reached the summit of Mt Everest for the second time, almost one year out from the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest.


Despite the high-risk nature of his expeditions, Peter’s survival is testament to one of his greatest strengths – his sound judgement. 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's presentations combine humour and heart-stopping excitement with practical applications, relevant to the client’s requirements. They are supported by superb slide and / or video footage.

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PAPS 2020
April 19-23, 2020
Tainan, Taiwan

PAPS 2021
Dates TBD
Quito, Ecuador

 

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