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Climbing your own Everest.


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.

Current experience:

Peter’s presentations include: “Climb Your Own Everest”, “To the Ends of the Earth”, “K2 Crisis:Survive and Thrive”, and “Change!” In these enthralling presentations, Peter Hillary reveals what it takes to summit Mt Everest, the world’s highest mountain, (twice!); to travel to the ends of the earth at the North and South Poles and to survive an horrific storm on ‘the savage mountain’ K2. All the presentations include dramatic video footage.

Peter is a dynamic and easy speaker, with a dry wit and a flair for storytelling; he has spoken to audiences ranging from 12 to 12,000. He enjoys captivating audiences with authentic, spine tingling and at times hilarious stories about his adventures that transport audiences to another world. He links his own challenges to the achievement of goals for any individual, and focuses on the importance of preparation, perseverance, teamwork, caution and good judgement - as well as enjoying the journey. The consistent feedback is that it leaves people
charged, motivated and raring to go.

The Hillary Difference!
What are the key differences Peter Hillary can provide in his

An historic Everest connection:
From his father, Sir Edmund Hillary’s, first ascent of the mountain in 1953, through to Peter’s own climbs to the summit in 1990 and
2002. Peter and Sir Edmund Hillary are the first two
generations of one family to climb the world’s highest peak.

Philanthropy and Generosity: Giving something back to the people who provided assistance to the Hillarys on their climbs. The late Sir Edmund and the Hillary family has built and run 42 schools, hospitals and medical clinics among the subsistence farming villages at the foot of Everest. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. To pursue your own goals is great, but it is even greater to help others reach theirs.

Previous Experience

Documentary Films: Featured climber in National Geographic documentary Surviving Everest (2003) and Outdoor Life Network profile Fearless May 2005.
Adventure Travel: organizes tours and expeditions specializing in the Himalayas and Antarctica

Author: Peter has authored of six books, including 'In the Ghost Country: A Lifetime on the Edge' (2004)

Media Appearances: Peter has appeared as a on The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America and The Charlie Rose Show in New York, plus numerous major radio programs and print media such as The New York Times, The Times (UK), Parade Magazine and The Sydney Morning Herald

Peter did an excellent job - his adventures and the obstacles he encountered were related perfectly to those of his audience. AMP Society

A special person. Down to earth, sensible, stimulating, humble, intelligent, honest, very presentable. Participated in the whole evening. A good dancer too!

Geelong Grammar - Timbertop

Peter's talk was fascinating, covering adventures that are outside the wildest dreams of most of us. The slides were magnificent and the stories he told were really entertaining. A number of dealers I spoke to were totally enthralled by Peter and his achievements. Wives were relieved we hadn't got a footballer.

Bridgestone Tyres

Peter Hillary gave a thoroughly entertaining and inspirational talk about his achievements and plans for future expeditions. He spoke of the exhilaration that comes with accomplishing goals and the need to continue to set new goals. Peter is a polished presenter whose message is of interest to a wide variety of audiences and age groups.


In my memory we have not had a response to a guest speaker of the magnitude that your presentation generated.

Victorian Council of YMCAs

Peter's inspiring speech was extremely well received from all attendees. Nothing but rave reviews. His talk was very interesting, motivational and funny.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

I hope you realise the impact you made during the opening of our sales conference. I have had a number of employees approaching me to remark that you were the finest speaker they have heard - I agree. This is an impressive comment when you consider the great athletes and coaches that we have at our disposal. For me, your talk was the culmination of a vision for this sales conference that we created.

Nike Australia Pty Ltd

I have received much positive feedback from both clients and Hyder personnel. The general gist was that Peter was an interesting, animated and amusing speaker and that he held the crowd's attention easily for the 50 minutes or so that he spoke. Many people said they felt inspired after listening to him, and there was a long line of people waiting to chat to him afterwards. First class.

Hyder Consulting

We have received a great deal of feedback regarding your representation and there is no doubt that your presence and the quality of your presentation added to the evening's profile and success.

Horwath & Horwath

Our staff were thrilled to be engaged by such a talented speaker with wonderful stories, it was both inspiring and motivational. He was truly excellent.

Coles Myer Ltd

Peter was a fantastic speaker and our guests enjoyed his presentations. After each event we ask our clients to fill in a feedback form and all forms that came back had very positive things to say about Peter. It was appreciated that he took the time to speak with our guest one on one after the presentations. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a high class of speaker.

Crosbie Warren Sinclair

Very inspiring and a great storyteller. You felt like you were there experiencing it with him - an amazing life and yet such humility. A great example in every way.

International SOS

Peter was totally outstanding. After he had spoken the positive energy in the room was incredible and I cannot recommend him enough as a speaker. I hope we have the opportunity to work with him again in the future.

Jewish Community Appeal (JCA)

Peter Hillary was an amazing speaker. His story captured and inspired everybody within the room and his presentation was followed by many photo requests.

Caesarstone Australia

Excellent. Very motivational.

Haircare Australia

Peter’s enthusiasm, energy and ability to articulate his experiences was exceptional. The audience felt like they had trekked through the Himalayas and summited Everest with him. We could have listened to his inspiring stories for hours. The messages were powerful, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed Peter’s humour and delivery. I would highly recommend him to any group in search of a high calibre, engaging speaker.

Caulfield Grammar School

Peter is not only an intrepid explorer but a gifted storyteller. He had everyone on the edge of their seats, enthralled in his tales and deeply engaged in his important messages about how to conquer your own mountains.

Client Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA)
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