Do you dare to dream?
At 8850m above sea level, Mount Everest towers over 200m higher than its nearest rival to make it the tallest mountain on Earth. With a sheer drop of 3500m down into China one side and 2500m straight down into Nepal on the other, the summit ridge provides one of the most challenging aspects of the climb. Balancing on a knife edge, the challenge is not so much the physical one but the psychological one - conquering overwhelming fear is far more demanding.
At over 60 million years old it still presents one of the greatest challenges on Earth both mentally and physically. The first people to achieve the feat of summiting Mt. Everest were Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. In 2012, Leanna Shuttleworth also attained the status of being one of the few people to conquer the mountain. Add to this that it wasn’t just Everest but six other summits in the last four years… And you have the ultimate mountaineering challenge.
However, it wasn’t just about one person’s determination to achieve their goals - it was so much more. Have you ever considered how many people it takes to put just five climbers on the summit? (Let alone how many yaks?!) To find out more Leanna Shuttleworth can provide an overview of this latest expedition, the many challenges faced and the lessons learned as inspirational speeches in the UK and Dubai.
“A completely awe-inspiring young woman - presenting a story of true endurance and determination to achieve an impossible dream. Leanna presents with passion and humour – relating her own experiences, without pretence, to paint a clear picture of the ultimate mountaineering challenge. Not only has she conquered Everest but also 6 other summits in last 4 years as well. Her natural motivational style really encourages you to stop and think 'what am I passionate about? What can I achieve if I really put my mind to it?”
Sonia Holroyd, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company "Du"
"We all had an awesome time and our students can't stop talking about it. Leanna, you are a wonderful presenter! Your audience was completely captivated!"
Jehan Shibli, DSR Professional Training JLT