Overcoming our Everest
Moving Minds over Mountains.
Record-breaking endurance challenges and adventures across the world on foot, bike and mountains.
Young inspirational, keynote and after-dinner speaker, empowering audiences across the UK and abroad
Mental Health Activist
Spreading the message that mental illness is not a weakness, and being open helps others be open too.
Who is Alex?
Aged 22, Alex Staniforth is an endurance adventurer, athlete, inspirational speaker, author and fundraiser from Cheshire. He is no stranger to overcoming adversity – suffering epilepsy, stammering, bullying in early life. He survived the 2015 Nepal earthquake during his second attempt to climb Mount Everest. In July 2017 he became the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK county tops, advocating his struggle with depression and eating disorders. He won the Pride of Britain Granada Reports Fundraiser of the Year, raising over £85,000 for charities so far.
Through his outdoor challenges Alex is committed to help others overcome their own challenges in life.
“We can't always control what happens to us: we can control how we respond.”
Mount Everest 2015
My second attempt on the world’s highest peak. We were making our first trip to Camp One (6,050m) when the Nepal earthquake hit on April 25th. A powder avalanche hit me just below Camp One and trapped us at the camp whilst base camp below was devastated by an even bigger avalanche triggered by the earthquake.
Climb The UK
Climbing to the highest point of all 100 UK counties in 72 days, with 48 ceremonial counties in England, 13 historic counties in Wales, 6 in Northern Ireland and 33 historic counties in Scotland. Over 4,782 miles on bike, 484 on foot, 8km by kayak and 383,871ft of height gain.
Speaking through Adversity
Alex regularly delivers inspirational, keynote and after-dinner talks to corporate teams, conferences, awards presentations and many more across the UK. Overcoming his life challenges through outdoor challenges, Alex addresses our fear of failure and demonstrates that we can all make better choices towards the adversity in our lives.
“The universal feedback from all delegates was that the session was inspirational, stunning, awesome and engaging delivered by a stand-out speaker”
People spoken to
Raised for good causes
In his debut book Icefall, Alex tells the remarkable true story of his life journey (so far) and his attempts to climb Everest in 2014 & 2015, which became the two biggest disasters in Everest history – but rest assured this is not your typical Everest book…