The Adversity Adventurer
Alex Staniforth is a 20-year old endurance adventurer, charity fundraiser, athlete, ambassador and motivational speaker from Cheshire. In 2015 his second attempt to climb Mount Everest ended in disaster after the Nepal earthquake triggered avalanches, tragically killing three of his team-mates at base camp, whilst narrowly escaping an avalanche himself below Camp 1.
In Spring 2014 his first attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, aged 18, was cut short by another major avalanche. He has raised over £34,000 for various causes, including the victims of the Nepal earthquake. His upcoming book "Icefall" will tell the story of these devastating events and his journey through adversity to Everest.
Alex suffered Epilepsy and more in his childhood that has driven him to succeed and inspire others to build resilience, and overcome their own ‘Everest in life’. He is proud to be the Young Ambassador for the award-winning Westgrove Group, as well as the Young Ambassador for the Chester Business Club and World Merit, connecting young people to opportunities globally.