Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
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Adrian Hayes talks about his attempts to climb K2 - the notorious second highest mountain in the world - in 2013 and again in 2014. During these expeditions his thoughts often turned to his guilt and struggles as a father amid tumultuous personal circumstances; the profound events on K2 and the powerful lessons for our lives in the world below. His is a deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world's most unpredictable and perilous mountain.  Adrian's book is 'One Man's Climb'. 

Adrian will be signing his book 'One Man's Climb' on Stanfords stand E8.

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Adrian Hayes
Record-breaking adventurer and author


A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world’s most  unpredictable and perilous mountain. 

Sitting just lower than Everest at 8,611 metres above sea level on the China–Pakistan border, the Savage Mountain claims the lives of even the most experienced climbers. Alongside severe altitude, the weather is notoriously volatile and the climb relentlessly steep. A staggering one in four attempts result in death on the mountain.

In One Man’s Climb, Adrian Hayes details an intensely personal account of his attempts to climb K2 – first in 2013 and again in 2014. Absorbing and self-reflectiver, his journey is as much a story of climbing a mountain as it is a testament to the human spirit’s ability to endure.
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