We all have our Everest to climb; no matter if our goals are big or small, the path to achieving them is the same. From successful businessman to Seven Summits mountaineer, Hollis has had to master the intricacies of survival and success. With a wealth of life experience he will guide you on a journey through the mountains where planning, preparation, teamwork and frame of mind aren’t only important business components, but matters of life and death.
Following a lifelong dream of climbing Everest is no small feat, but Hollis explains how we can realise our dreams and goals in real terms with techniques he has used to run businesses and summit the highest peak on every continent. With the insights he’s gathered on his journey, he works enabling people to go beyond their perceived limits and take the first of many small steps.
Nick’s business background started with 15 years spent in senior management for Hewlett Packard and 3M handling multi-billion dollar revenues. He currently runs Fitways Adventures, a highly respected outdoor training and expedition company, leading expeditions as far away as Eastern Nepal and the Amazon Rainforest.
From the corporate world to the snowy mountain slopes Hollis has witnessed not only success, but also the great risk associated with the pursuit of ambitious goals. Summiting Everest he experienced snow blindness and failing oxygen systems in the death zone, and encountered the unfortunate deaths of inexperienced climbers. He explains how practicing detailed preparation and managing calculated risk are the reasons he is still here today.
As well as achieving the Seven Summits Hollis has completed the Ironman 2 times and hopes to row across the Atlantic. He also works training athletes to world standard and is a triathlon coach, qualified nutritionist, public speaker and a specialist personal trainer.
Despite his long list of achievements, Hollis explains that he is not an extraordinary person, but a person with extraordinary goals. So grab your jacket, strap on your boots and join Nick for a walk in the mountains. Embark on a journey of fear, determination, survival and reflection that will inspire you to set and achieve your own extraordinary goals.