Adversity Adventurer, Motivational Resilience Speaker, Author and Mental Health Activist
A suspenseful memoir marked by adventure, hardship, and achievement, Alex Staniforth’s Icefall is the remarkable true story of a teenager’s journey to conquer Mount Everest. Plagued by adversity and epilepsy as a child, Alex developed a determination and will to succeed that would ultimately lead him from his home in Cheshire, England to the face of Everest at only eighteen years old. Though his will to reach the summit was extraordinary, he could have never anticipated the unprecedented dangers and risks that the mountain had in store for him. In this inspirational tale of tragedy and redemption, Alex reveals the universal truth that adversity may be the greatest teacher of all, but nothing can teach you more about life than death.
Published in March 2016 by Coventry House Publishing. Bronze winner in the Readers Favourite International Book Contest 2016.
“Obstacles are opportunities in disguise, and Alex knows this all too well. High achievement requires high sacrifice, but he is a man determined to make his Everest dream a reality” – Bear Grylls
“Alex is a true inspiration to a young generation of adventurers – he has captured the spirit of why modern day exploration is so important – Mark Wood, Explorer