From Miner to Mountaineer, Andy Cave conquered The Eiger at just 20 years old. His determination and expertise in mountaineering have led to him to split his time between the mountains and speaking, working with high powered clients to achieve peak performance. Andy also holds a PhD in research Communication and Identity in occupational groups.
Now a world-class mountaineer with a PhD and two award-winning books to his name, Andy Cave started out as a Yorkshire coal miner. He delivers speeches packed with humour and drama that capture the drive and spirit necessary to succeed when the stakes are high. He is also the holder of the prestigious IFMGA Mountain Guides diploma.
He has led expeditions around the world. In the Himalayas, he made the first ascent of one of the 20th Century’s greatest climbs and, in the Alps, he summited on ‘Divine Providence’, considered to be the hardest climb. In 2000, he travelled to Alaska to tackle Mount Kennedy’s North Face; his team succeeding where many others had failed.
His story has been read by tens of thousands in his two award-winning books, Learning to Breathe and Thin White Line. He has appeared on radio and TV, as both presenter and subject, and has inspired many with his journey of an ordinary boy growing up to achieve remarkable things.
Much of Andy’s work now involves high powered clients who are looking to achieve and grow globally. His PhD has increasingly led him towards examining the language used in the boardroom and other high pressured environments, and how this affects the way in which many do business.