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Alex Staniforth

Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, ultra-endurance athlete, author and charity founder from Cheshire.

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Alex Staniforth

About Alex Staniforth

Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, ultra-endurance athlete, author and charity founder from Cheshire who is no stranger to overcoming challenges.

By 19 years old Alex had already overcome and achieved more than many will in a lifetime. As a teenager he survived the two most significant disasters in Mount Everest history, in two consecutive years. However, his biggest mountains have been much closer to home: epilepsy, bullying, mental ill health and a stammer since childhood.

Alex never allowed this to become his identity – only his experience. Re-framing adversity as an opportunity for growth has given him a unique drive to help others overcome their own ‘Everest’.

This is not your typical success story of reaching the summit. Alex takes his audiences on an emotional journey of resilience, courage, failure, teamwork and triumph over adversity. Combining lessons from adventure and ultra-endurance with a relatable vulnerability, he shares his Resilience Rucksack toolkit that anyone can apply to their own goals and challenges.

Despite facing numerous setbacks, Alex has never wavered in his pursuit of challenges and charitable endeavors. Following a failed attempt to climb Mount Everest in 2014 and a harrowing experience during the Nepal earthquake in 2015, he continued to push his limits. Alex has raised over £100,000 for charity, authored two books, and achieved remarkable feats such as becoming the fastest person to conquer all 100 UK county tops. In 2020, he ran the National Three Peaks challenge – 452 miles in 9 days 12 hours – and founded Mind Over Mountains, a charity dedicated to promoting mental well-being through nature.

Trusted by global companies including Rolls-Royce, Samsung and Bank of America, he helps teams, leaders and students build the resilience, mindset and well-being to overcome challenges, embrace change and achieve the extraordinary.

With humility and an unassuming style, Alex delivers his expertise through inspirational keynote presentations and workshops in person, virtually and hybrid. Presentations are typically 30-60 minutes with Q&A, but Alex will work meticulously with your brief to understand what a successful experience would look like for your audience.





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