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Adrian Hayes
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Polar Explorer & Adventurer, Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, Consultant, Sustainability Leader, Author.
Polar Explorer & Adventurer, Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, Consultant, Sustainability Leader, Author.

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UAE resident Adrian Hayes talks to Khaleej Times about his second attempt to conquer the ‘Savage Mountain’ K2...

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Thanks very much everyone for the messages on both the launch of K2 and my new website (www.adrianhayes.com), which has been developed with an awesome web designer, Patrick de Jong and his company Tentwenty. If not seen yet, check them both out - www.tentwenty.me and www.adrianhayes.com

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The next expedition! Here it is, along with my newly re-launched website www.adrianhayes.com - which details all the speaking, leadership, team development and other coaching seminars and programmes we offer. Please check it out!

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"Don’t blame your education, poverty, upbringing, lack of money, parents’ divorce or anything else; it is your responsibility to make your life what you want it to be". Successful taxi company owner Tony Miano in Nairobi this afternoon - raised in a slum. Couldn’t agree more…
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"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
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Climate change post #3. Last one on this subject from me with my sustainability hat on. I’m as passionate about the Arctic as anyone and hope it can be kept free from exploration and exploitation. But, and it’s a big but, oil companies will explore and drill a) where there are profits to be made and b) to meet the world’s vastly rising energy demands. Those demands are due to both increased growth and increased numbers on our planet. I therefore find it slightly hypocritical of Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and most environmental bodies to scream ‘save the Arctic’ whilst refusing totally to acknowledge the second primary reason why oil companies are forced to drill further, deeper and longer - to meet the requirements of our unsustainable population growth. Save the Arctic yes, but address the causes, not just the symptoms.

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Climate change post #2. I’m not a climate change ‘fanatic’ for reasons below but this picture from our 50 day exped from Canada to the North Pole in 2007 may strike an impact - the broken ice which my team mate Iain Morpeth is walking over is less than 2m in depth. 100 years ago it was 4-5m thick. So, whether it’s man-made or natural cycles doesn’t matter - it is shrinking and shrinking dramatically and global warming is, by most forecasts, a reality. What that means and the implications is what is open to debate. The reasons why I’m not an obsessive is because whilst climate change grabs the headlines, money, ministerial posts, expensive summits and, often, misguided hysteria, it is just one part of three interlinking pillars of the environment, society and the economy. And, in my opinion, that environment pillar has more pressing and urgent issues that don’t get anywhere near the same attention, such as food security, water supplies, resource depletion and the one underpinning them all, population growth.
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Climate change post #1. The latest IPCC report and the ongoing debate and counter debate on global warming somewhat misses the point. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s man made or natural cycles – the last time it was a natural cycle there may have been a few thousand nomads affected; now there are 7bn people and rising on our overcrowded planet who could be. It’s thus not just about the environment but about economics and humanitarian issues – namely, if the Earth is indeed warming up, who is going to pay for and/or take in millions of refugees forced to move as a result. And, though few publicly admit it, the unstated truth is that rich countries will be fine; it’s the poor countries that will suffer…

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'It's a round trip. Getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory' - Ed Viesturs

Played the recent K2 documentary movie trailer at last night's event - thanks for those who came, 'enjoy' it for those who couldn't.

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The Fine Line between Life and Death, Part 3. The final part of my article on K2, Marty and Denali Schmidt’s deaths, risk and selfishness is now up on Huffington Post. It's quite personal, controversial even but, I hope, thought provoking........
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