Peter Hilary

  • Speaker

We’re all inspired by a great adventure. And the name Hillary is synonymous with adventure - ever since Sir Edmund Hillary made the first ascent of Mt Everest, the world’s highest mountain, back in 1953.

Peter Hillary made his second ascent of Mt Everest in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the climbing of Mt Everest by his father, Sir Edmund. When Peter first climbed Everest, he made history as the first son to have followed in his father’s footsteps to the summit of the world’s highest mountain. They were also the first two generations of one family to establish new routes across Antarctica to the South Pole.

Peter has been on over forty mountaineering expeditions including completing the ‘Seven Summits’ (the highest mountain on each continent). He has written six books, made numerous documentaries including two for National Geographic, and leads adventure travel expeditions to exciting destinations in the Himalayas and Antarctica. Peter continues the work his father began, funding 42 schools and hospitals at the foot of Mount Everest for the mountain people of Nepal, one of the world’s poorest countries.

He’s a survivor, a calculator of risks. He’s been there, and lived to tell the tale...a riveting speaker who has inspired numerous audiences around the world with his unique lexperiences and approach to life.