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Ian Taylor  

Climber, Expedition Leader & International Speaker

On May 23, 2008, Ian Taylor became the youngest Irishman to stand on the top of the world. In June 2007 Ian and his friend set out to climb four mountains on four continents in one year with Mount Everest being the final climb. Before June 2007, he had only climbed one mountain over 5,000m. Ian also took on a charity element, raising €70,000 to build the Mt. Everest primary school in Uganda with Irish charity Fields of Life.

From + 40c to – 40c Ian braved his own fears, demons and the mountains. He saved a fellow climbers life and four months after being told he wasn’t the right material for Everest by two professionals, he successfully made it to the summit of Mount Everest. This was a true story of teamwork, drive and ultimately success.

Based in the US and Ireland, Ian has years of experience of managing teams in a business environment. He also leads and trains teams for mountain expeditions around the world and has done so with great success. Ian has climbed Kilimanjaro 18 times now, aiming for 50 summits, he has lead hundreds of people to reach their goals in the mountains. A team Ian lead to Kilimanjaro in September 2011, released a book about their journey. Get a copy.

Ian’s Everest DVD Documentary ‘A Summit Calling’ is one to watch out for and he also has a book coming out on his amazing story. -A phenomenal journey, A story that needs to be told’ ““ Jim O’Dea Sports and cultural council Get your own DVD today.

Ian was involved with the Ireland to Everest 2012 ascent of Mt. Everest, using his skills to help others achieve their dreams on Everest. Ian manages his own trekking company, Ian Taylor Trekking, training teams for their treks around the world. Ian is a team leader, motivational and Leisure consultant. Ian has plans to set a new route to the South Pole, film a feature film and raise money for schools in Gaza.

Speech Topics


1). Everest 'A summit calling'

2). Everest 'Vision Drives Activity'

3). The Management of Change

4). The goal ' To Dream Big you need to Think big'

5). The South Pole ' An uncharted journey'

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