Thursday, March 10, 2016
Ep. 147: Mt. Everest Avalanches and Overcoming Adversity with Alex Staniforth
As a young boy, Alex Staniforth dealt with epilepsy and a stammer as a result of it. Like many kids, he was picked on and bullied in school severely damaging his self confidence. Amazingly Alex managed to overcome his confidence issues when he discovered a new world of adventure and the feeling of accomplishment. At just 18 years old, he made his first attempt to summit Mt Everest. His story of being turned around by an avalanche in 2014 only to return in 2015 and be caught in the deadliest Everest avalanche on record is one of astonishment, yet it inspires the even the most adventurous of us all. Listen in to this incredible account and pick up his new book "IceFall" to read the whole story for yourself. This is one you don't want to miss!
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