Motivational Keynote Speaker, Author, Ambassador & Director of Mind Over Mountains
Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, endurance athlete, inspirational speaker, author and charity director from Cheshire, England. Aged just 24, he has already made two attempts to reach the summit of Mount Everest and survived the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
Alex is no stranger to adversity: overcoming epilepsy, stammering, anxiety and bullying in earlier life. He is now dedicated to inspiring others as an international keynote speaker, raising over £85,000 for charity and winning a Pride of Britain Regional Fundraiser of the Year award.
In 2016 he published his first book Icefall, endorsed by Bear Grylls, and in 2017 he became the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK county tops, travelling over 5,000 miles in 72 days by human power. His second book Another Peak: Everest is Not the Only Summit in 2019 shared this journey and his experiences of overcoming mental ill health.
Alex is a founding director of Mind Over Mountains CIC, a charity to restore mental well-being and resilience through outdoor experiences. He is also an ambassador for Westgrove Group, YHA England & Wales, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports and an Ordnance Survey ‘Get Outside’ Champion 2020.
“We don’t always choose our challenges in life; we can choose our response”