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Adrian Hayes

Adrian Hayes


Adrian Hayes is an adventurer, an author, a keynote speaker, a leadership and a team consultant and coach. He is a television documentary presenter and he is a campaigner in sustainability.

Adrian speaks both Arabic and Nepalese and served as a British Army Gurkha Officer. He spent two years in the Special Forces and his adventuring achievements include trekking to both the North and South Poles, climbing to summits of K2 and Everest. He has crossed the length of Greenland and the Arabian Desert, established two Guinness World Records for Polar expeditions and featured in three documentaries up to now.

One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background – with six years as Middle East Sales Director at Airbus he is currently an advisory board member for the Mars One project.

In his campaign work Adrian is an ambassador for economic, social & environmental sustainability, and is a patron of the Population Matters and CHASE Africa charities. As a former qualified paramedic Adrian is now involved in an ongoing project to provide vital medical treatment in some of the most remoHayesbookte communities in the Himalayas.

Adrian has featured in three TV documentaries: The Greenland Quest for National Geographic Channel, Footsteps of Thesiger in 2013 and In Inner Mongolia in 2017 for the Discovery Channel, and he is now an seasoned and established presenter.

His first book, Footsteps of Thesiger, was published in 2013. Adrian’s second book, One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2, was published in 2019.

As a Specialist Speaker Adrian Hayes is available for both face-to-face and virtual/digital presentations.


For availability, speaking enquiries and fees or to book Adrian Hayes contact a Specialist Speakers agent on 01455 633289 or email Specialist Speakers

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