What Does It Take To Climb Mount Everest? A Fear Of Heights Can Help.


Latest TEDxPerth talk to be put on Youtube shows through photography, videography, animation and old-fashioned story-telling, what mountaineer Patrick Hollingworth thought climbing Everest was really like.

Overcoming a fear of heights and a near-fatal pulmonary edema, Patrick’s is a story of pushing one’s own limits.

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This TEDxPerth event was filmed on the 26th October 2013 and this sketchnote (from my favourite UX Guru and SketchNote artist – Gary Barber) summarises nicely.

Patrick Hollingworth - TEDxPerth 2013

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized