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Alex’s autobiography ‘Icefall’ tells the true story of his relentless journey overcoming adversity on his mission to reach the top of the world, and has been supported by adventurer Bear Grylls and explorer Mark Wood, among others.
‘Alex is an ambitious young man with solid determination who sets himself challenges to push him beyond his limits, with the courage to overcome his own adversity in life. I wish him the best of success with his climb of Mount Everest.’
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE - The World's Greatest Living Explorer
‘Good luck with your Everest climb, raising funds for such a worthwhile cause’
Sir Chris Bonington CBE CVO - First ascent of the South Face of Annapurna and South-West face of Everest
‘Obstacles are opportunities in disguise and Alex knows this all too well. High achievement requires high sacrifice. But he is determined to make his Everest dream a reality. I am sure he will do it!’
Bear Grylls - Youngest ever chief scout, previously youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest
Alex Staniforth is a 20-year old endurance adventurer, motivational speaker, charity fundraiser, and ambassador from Cheshire. In March 2016 he released his first book “Icefall”, endorsed by Bear Grylls, to tell the story of his journey through adversity to Everest. 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 Everest attempt, aged 18, was cut short by another major avalanche. He has raised over £50,000 for various causes, including the victims of the Nepal earthquake.
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 and YHA England & Wales.
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