What does it take to climb the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest? Through photography, videography, animation and old-fashioned story-telling, mountaineer Patrick Hollingworth gives us an insight into what climbing Everest is really like.
Overcoming a fear of heights and a near-fatal pulmonary edema, Patrick’s is a story of the value of teamwork and pushing one’s own limits.
Patrick Hollingworth is both a leadership and teamwork expert and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer.
He’s is a big believer in the importance of organisations and the way they do their work (pretty much the entire well-being of our society depends upon them functioning effectively).
Patrick has worked with some of the world’s leading organisations in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America to help their leaders and teams get comfortable getting uncomfortable in an organisational landscape which is becoming more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) by the day.
Patrick has climbed extensively in the Himalayas and participated in 11 international expeditions. He worked towards his own personal goal of an unguided ascent of Mount Everest, and in 2010, after a lot of hard work and perseverance, he achieved it.
Standing on the summit of the world’s highest mountain reinforced his belief that the benefits of taking oneself out of their comfort zone far outweighs the initial discomfort experienced.