As one of the few to lead expeditions to both the south and north side of Everest, Ian bring the triumphs and tragedies of climbing Mount Everest directly to his audiences in a funny, poignant story of personal inspiration and practical leadership.
Hear Ian Woodall's compelling story of heartache, hope, leadership and determination.
'As the first rays of dawn crept across the Tibetan plateau, I stepped on to the summit of Mount Everest and into history as one of a select few to have climbed the world's highest mountain by both its south and north sides. During my first ascent from the south my team were trapped at 26 000ft in the worst storm in Everest history which claimed the lives of eight fellow climbers. After the trauma and tragedy of the storm my team nevertheless chose to try again, finally reaching the summit as the only ones left on the mountain. Two years later while attempting the north side of Everest I stopped only a few hundred feet below the summit to try and help a dying American climber. The woman's first words were, ‘Don't leave me'. Yet ultimately I had to leave her to secure the safety of my own team. Nine years later I returned to 28 000ft on the north side of Everest to bury the woman I had been forced to leave behind' - Ian Woodall.Event enquiries
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