Pete Whittaker's Speakers from the Edge tour
- Monday 9th March 2020
Pete is one of the world’s top big wall solo climbers. In 2016 he made the first solo-free ascent of El Capitan (3,000 ft) in under twenty-four hours. 2017 brought the first solo-free ascent of Mt Watkins (2,000 ft), which he clocked-in just over fifteen hours. Then, in 2018, he made a sub twenty-four hour solo of both El Capitan and Half Dome (5,000 ft).
As a top climber, Pete continually challenges himself both physically and mentally, and is passionate about completing adventurous climbs which haven’t been accomplished by others.
In 2009, his drive and motivation lead him to set a body breaking goal, a tried but unaccomplished rock climb deep in the American desert. He trained alongside his long-term climbing partner, with just two photographs serving as information about the climb! After two years they succeeded in making their first ascent of what is now considered as the world’s hardest off-width climb.
Pete’s presentation style is light-hearted and down-to-earth. He inspires and motivates his audiences through his deep inner determination to explore challenging environments, overcome obstacles and achieve goals, both independently and in a partnership. The scale of the adventure is often both big and serious, so easily understood by all audiences, even those without technical knowledge.
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