“Lying on the sofa watching the "Wish You Were Here" programme recovering from a fractured foot Martin Roberts was following a group of people up Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It would be the catalyst for me of a long journey in a new found sport covering many continents.
I had always been active and enjoyed walking but this would involve so much more. The altitude, the sheer physical and mental stress it puts on the body, the experience of camping for several weeks at times, visiting third world countries and meeting a wide variety of people.
The thrill of climbing Kilimanjaro in 1999 would spur me on to greater challenges and demands on the body. Culminating on the 4th of January 2014 standing on top of Vinson in Antarctica completing the Seven Summits
challenge...the first Cornishman to do so.“
The legacy born out of Ed’s ascent of Everest was the public speaking. Talking about his achievements and showing slides and equipment to groups. Whether speaking to the WI, Rotary, the elderly or school children Ed finds he has a captive audience every time.
“This has given me a tremendous amount of satisfaction and pride and revives the memories for me. If I have become a source of inspiration for some that’s pleasing as well but please consider the dangers!”
This summer Ed is about to roll out a presentation on Antarctica. His story is fascinating and the pictures are fantastic. Ed also hopes to put together a third talk covering My Seven Summits.
Ed is an experienced speaker and is also available to talk to businesses, for after dinner or motivational speaking
For further information please contact Ed:
Phone: 01752 842626 | Mobile: 07901 972148
In 7 Summits, Ed tells of hardship and near-death experiences on Cho Oyu, the sheer scale and suffering in being the first Cornishman to ascend Everest, as well as his final summit, Mount Vinson in Antarctica.
Ed develops as a man throughout his quest. Always humble, working hard for the Royal Mail delivering post to fund his trips.
During his fifteen-year quest Ed’s experience grows, particularly in the sub-Arctic of Alaska, where his ascent of Denali tested his stamina and equipment to the limit...
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