Adrian Hayes

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Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer, author, keynote speaker, business coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner.

An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer and Special Forces reservist, he has conquered Everest, K2, the North and South Poles, the length of Greenland by kite-ski and the Arabian Desert by camel amidst a lifetime of adventure, setting two Guinness World Records, writing two books, and featuring in three documentaries to date.

One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background, Adrian is an internationally acclaimed keynote / motivational speaker and professional leadership, team, and executive coach & consultant.

He has featured in three documentaries: The Greenland Quest in 2011 for the National Geographic Channel; Footsteps of Thesiger in 2013 and In Inner Mongolia in 2017 for the Discovery Channel and is now an establishing television and documentary presenter. His first book, Footsteps of Thesiger, was published in 2013, and details his 44-day journey across the Arabian Desert. His second book, K2: The Tragedy and the Triumph, will be launched on 10 March 2018 at the festival.