Stuart Diver was the sole survivor of the 1997 Thredbo landslide that killed 18 people including his wife Sally.
Since that tragic event Stuart has been involved in a wide variety of pursuits from corporate speaking, building a house, writing a book, working with various media organisations, involving himself in a variety of charities, travelling the world, and currently working as the Operations Manager at the Thredbo Snowsports School.
Stuart travelled extensively with his parents as a child, working on a mission in Fiji at the age of 4 and climbing to Everest base camp at the age of 9 amongst many other adventures. These experiences have formed the platform that has helped Stuart get to where he is today.
Stuart has re-married and now spends his time living between Thredbo and the South Coast of NSW.
Stuart Diver shares his story today to give us an insight into why Resilience in our own lives and in the lives of those around us and the ability to overcome adversity is vitally important to making our rapidly changing world a better place to be.
Stuart continues to share his story giving people an insight into what it is that drives us forward even after great tragedy.
Stuart speaks from the heart about his survival and the challenges he faced and still faces. He is passionate about many things in life and finds inspiration in looking for solutions to the issues that are confronting our world today.
Stuart has a unique story. He is living proof of the message that he brings.
Client Comments for Stuart Diver
Stuart Diver travels from New South Wales Australia
- A million thanks again. You were amazing. You are so very generous and kind and that's what makes you Mr Stuart Diver. Again, thanks. They were thrilled and amazed by you. This is not a surprise.
- I wanted to thank you for your time spent with my people last Saturday afternoon. Am sure a thousand people have told you this already however you really gave a very warm, emotional, and soul touching presentation. Your ability to speak from the heart makes your words even more inspiring because they are real and sincere.
We all admire your courage to tell your story. Its your ability however to get in front of people and share what was such an extraordinary piece of our Australian history because of your survival and ability to talk about the extreme challenges you faced, and am sure still continue to face from time to time.
So, from me, on behalf of all us thank you. The local community is so proud to have you part of them and we can all see why. Thanks again Stuart.
- It is not my role to officially thank you for last weeks Rotary presentation. That has or will be left to someone else.
I am privileged to have had the opportunity to introduce you to the meeting in my capacity as MC on the night. I am writing though, because I feel compelled to let you know what a truly remarkable impact you had on the 170 or so people who attended our special "Rotary Awareness" night.
I have tried to imagine, as you suggested, lying virtually immobilised on my bed for 65 hours. I simply can't.
Who can say why you alone were saved. Similarly, how did that little baby survive the fall on to the train tracks a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps it is that fate is merely random.
Whilst no doubt, you were helped in your emotional recovery by many caring and compassionate people, you alone must have possessed the strength of character to exorcise the many demons that would have occupied you mind.Yours is a most remarkable story of triumph over tragedy.
Many thanks for such an inspirational presentation. You have left a most positive and lasting impression on us all.
May you find much peace and contentment in the years ahead.
RJ Wilmott & Co
- Thanks very much for your very open, honest and inspiring presentation. Your session met our objectives completely and the feedback from participants has been excellent. They were so encouraged and inspired by what you shared and will take this back to their own real worlds and dreams. Wishing you many more opportunities to share your wisdom, experiences and message of hope as you tell your ongoing story. The power in where you have come from, where you are going now and how you are making that happen is amazing.
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