Jamie Andrew OBE
Incredible and inspiring individual. The first quadruple amputee in the world to have climbed The Matterhorn in Switzerland. The first to climb Kilimanjaro in Africa. The first to complete a Marathon. The first to complete an Iron Man Triathlon.
Jamie Andrews story is quite simply one of the most gripping and inspiring you will encounter. In January 1999 mountaineer Jamie Andrew and a climbing partner were trapped for five nights on the storm bound icy summit of a French mountain. The rescue, which was one of the most dramatic in the history of the Alps, came only hours too late to save his partner. Jamie, despite suffering hypothermia and appalling frostbite, survived. Days later all four of his hands and feet were amputated.
For many this fate would have meant the end of all hope, but not for Jamie. Since losing his hands and feet Jamie has achieved some incredible feats. He has learned to walk again, taken up skiing, run marathons and iron-man triathlons, and remarkably, returned to climb once more in the mountains that he loves so much. Jamies story, recounted with honesty and passion, is nothing short of incredible.
As well as all these activities Jamie makes his living from giving presentations to companies, conferences, and to leadership training programmes. In over 15 years Jamie has spoken in more than 40 countries, on 5 continents for a diverse range of companies including Tetrapak, Toyota Motor Sales, Vodafone, Roche, Danone, Proctor & Gamble, Pepsico and Microsoft.