Peter Hillary – The Adventuerer

Peter Hillary, son of legendary Sir Edmund Hillay, grew up climbing mountains and participating in many of his father’s expeditions and projects – travelling to the North Pole, up the Ganges River in India, climbing in the Himalayas, around the United States, and helping the mountain people of Nepal.

Peter’s first summit of Everest in 1990 meant the Hillarys became the “first family” of Himalayan mountaineering with two generations of Everest climbers. They are also the first two generations of one family to have each established new routes across Antarctica to the South Pole. Peter reached the South Pole in 1999, and climbed Mt Everest for the second time in 2002 in celebration of his father’s historic first ascent with Tenzing Norgay.  The expedition is the subject of the compelling National Geographic documentary Everest: 50 Years on the Mountain.  In 2008, Peter completed the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents。

Peter’s philosophy is to live life to the full.  He has led a life of high adventure since his father first took him climbing at age seven.

Hillary’s 10 Steps to the Summit of the World

  1. Nothing ventured; nothing gained
    If you don’t give it a go, you will never know what you can accomplish.
  2. Challenge = uncertainty = excitement
    Every great goal is a challenge, and the outcome is always uncertain – but that is what makes life exciting!
  3. Fear makes you focus. Fear makes you thorough. A little bit of fear is good.
  4. Passion gives you the confidence and the dedication to accomplish the goal.
  5. Fun makes for a great team. Having fun together helps cement a team, and makes the goal more achievable.
  6. Make sure you have lots to live for.
    Your survival is enhanced and your life enriched by the other dimensions in your life – the people you love; the other ambitions you have. If there is only one thing that matters to you in your life, you run the risk of having nothing else to live for if you lose it.
  7. Resist the flock factor
    There is safety in numbers, and strengths too, but only when everyone is thinking for themselves and contributing to the operation.
  8. You are all you have
    You must learn to be self-reliant.
  9. Powerful experiences are what memories are made of, but you must be prepared to risk defeat.
  10. A View from the Summit
    When you reach a goal, you have completed a dream. Never stop dreaming and setting new goals.

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