Tim Macartney-Snape, one of Australia's best known mountaineers, has attempted Mount Everest on two very different expeditions and has reached the summit on both, winning acclaim from around the world. In 1984 he became, with Greg Mortimer, the first Australian to summit the world's tallest peak (via a new route on the North Face), and in 1990 the first person to climb it from sea level, departing from the Bay of Bengal. The film of his achievement, Everest: Sea to Summit, won prizes in seven countries for best mountain film. Tim is also the founder of Sea to Summit, a range of adventure, outdoor and hiking gear and accessories based in Perth, Western Australia and Boulder, Colorado.
The dramatic examples of his mountaineering achievements provide a spectacular framework for his inspirational and motivating presentations. The story he tells lends itself well to communicating the fundamental aspects of achievement and gives the hackneyed but important topics of goal setting, motivation, dedication, self-discipline, team-work and adapting to change a fresh and meaningful perspective.
These achievements followed other ascents on six major expeditions to the Himalaya, all of them achieved without bottled oxygen in a lightweight style and most of them up previously unclimbed routes. As well as his extensive Himalayan experience Tim has climbed in Australia, Africa and South America.
He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1987 for achievement in mountaineering and was made a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) in 1993 for service to mountaineering and to international relations.
Tim Macartney-Snape travels from New South Wales Australia
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