McCallum Theatre kicks off its own new Adventure Series with one of the world's most celebrated explorers. Peter Hillary’s life is a testament to setting goals and achieving them. His skill, driving ambition, and good judgment have enabled him to summit mountains and survive ferocious storms and avalanches. He is a communicator, a storyteller, and a skilled assessor of what works and what doesn’t in critical situations. With a history of world-class achievements in climbing, he is an inspiring adventurer from one of the great families of mountaineering. Like his father, the late Sir Edmund Hillary, who made the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953, Peter has summited Everest and reached the South Pole on skis, forging a new route across Antarctica.
In this enthralling presentation, Peter Hillary reveals what it takes to summit the world’s highest mountain, to travel to the ends of the earth, and why K2 earned its nickname, “the savage mountain.”
Presented through the generosity of Deanna Daneri