The Hillary Difference

What are the key differences Peter Hillary can provide in his presentations compared to other Everest climbers and adventurers on the speaking circuit?

Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Mt Everest, 29 May, 1953  © Royal Geographical Society1. An historic Everest connection: From his father, Sir Edmund Hillary’s, historic first ascent of the mountain in 1953 through to Peter’s own climbs to the summit in 1990 and 2002.

Peter and Sir Edmund Hillary are the first two generations of one family to climb the world’s highest peak.

2. Philanthropy & Generosity: Giving something back to the people who provided assistance to the Hillarys on their climbs. Sir Edmund and the Hillary family has built and run 42 schools, hospitals and medical clinics among the subsistence farming villages at the foot of Everest. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world.

To pursue your own goals is great, but it is even greater to help others reach theirs.

3. High Drama & Survival on K2: the world’s second highest mountain. Six men and one women died in a furious storm on K2. Of those on the summit pyramid that day only Hillary survived.

Peter is a survivor. His is a message of trusting yourself and your intuition.

4. Passion for Life and Challenges: Peter Hillary has been on over 40 expeditions and alpine seasons. including to the North Pole in small aircraft with Neil Armstrong and Ed Hillary and in 1999 skiing a new route 900 miles / 1500 kilometres across Antarctica to the South Pole.

Peter Hillary lives life with an adventurous "can do"  attitude.

Mingma Tsering, Ed Hillary, Peter Hillary  c. 1983 © Michael Dillon5. The Hillary Formula: Peter clearly identifies attributes that propel the audience towards their own summits and successes.

Peter Hillary’s formula stresses: never lose sight of where you want to go; be focused, be passionate, learn to be self-reliant, have fun, demonstrate your integrity, show your generosity, use your judgement & intuition, be a survivor. Peter believes that
“uncertainty = excitement.”

That’s the Hillary Difference.