Ambition, Adversity & Adventure
Alex Staniforth is a 20-year old adventurer, fundraiser, endurance athlete, ambassador and motivational speaker from Cheshire. In 2015 his second attempt to climb Mount Everest ended in disaster after the Nepal earthquake triggered avalanches, tragically killing three of his teammates at base camp whilst narrowly escaping an avalanche below Camp 1. In Spring 2014 his first attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, aged 18, was cut short by another major avalanche tragedy that tragically killed 16 climbing Sherpas. He is now fundraising as much as possible for the Himalayan Trust UK to support the victims, and the Alex Staniforth Adversity Fund, which supports people in Cheshire with mental health, bullying and disability problems. His upcoming book ‘’Icefall’’ will be released by Coventry House Publishing, and tells the story of these devastating events.
Alex suffered Epilepsy and more in his childhood that has driven him to succeed. He is proud to be the Young Ambassador for the award-winning Westgrove Group, in Warrington, the Active Lifestyle Ambassador for Active Cheshire, trying to get 50,000 people more active by 2015, as well as the Young Ambassador for the Chester Business Club and World Merit, connecting young people to opportunities globally.