Taking you on the worlds longest climb
Everyone was expecting an interesting talk but no-one expected the energy and infectious positivity that fills a room when Pauline Sanderson enters it. She really brings her story to life and engages you from the minute she starts speaking. Whether you are mountain-mad outdoor enthusiast or a suited and booted City type, there is something for everyone to take away from the talk
An energetic, articulate, but above all, very human speaker; has the sort of “can do” attitude that will ensure success in any organisation. Mrs Sanderson’s enthusiasm for life was infectious.
Pauline Sanderson delivered a fantastic keynote speech at our Expedition festival. The combination of humour and honesty showed Pauline’s true determination and described how we should all enjoy the journey we’re on. And if not, change the journey. I don’t think I’ve seen a presenter with more energy than Pauline. She really inspired our leaders to go back into schools and youth centres across Scotland to motivate and engage more Duke of Edinburgh participants to enjoy their journey!
Pauline Sandersons infectious energy excites the audience even before the presentation begins. Against a backdrop of stunning scenery, I was captivated by her uplifting drive and passion as she transported us across the Middle East, regaling us with team antics, meeting the locals, armed escorts, sewage floods and much more. The Everestmax team embodied our corporate values – Safety, Excellence, Respect, Courage and One Team – to overcome the difficulties they encountered, but above all, their commitment, humour and enjoyment shines throughout their fantastic achievement.
Pauline Sanderson’s story will take you from the team’s starting point on bikes at the Dead Sea in Jordan, through Syria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal and finally to Everest Base Camp in Tibet. There, they exchanged bikes for crampons and climbed the great mountain itself. Pauline puts the secret of their success down to ‘lots and lots of laughter, positive attitude and belief in the goal’.lots and lots of laughter, positive attitude and belief in the goal’
The EVERESTMAX journey had to deal with every team challenge you could throw at it. The teamwork was the reason it was a success. Pauline Sanderson will draw on the many experiences to explain how and why their team managed an array of difficult situations such as people dynamics, constant change in logistics, adversity of weather, riots, bureaucratic obstacles, threats, personal and team esteem and of course physical endurance.
As a speaker, Pauline Sanderson takes you with her on this emotional and inspirational journey that started and finished with 7 people in perfect health and still talking…quite an achievement!