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Jamie Andrew OBE is best know for being the first quadruple amputee in the world to have climbed The Matterhorn, Kilimanjaro and the first to complete a marathon and Iron Man Triathlon.
In January 1999, Jamie and a climbing partner were trapped for five nights on the storm bound icy summit of a French mountain. Despite surviving, both hands and feet were amputated. Since this he has learned to walk again, take up skiing, run marathons and iron man triathlons and remarkably returned to climb once more in the mountains that he loves so much.
Jamie Andrew is an incredible and inspiring individual. He is the first quadruple amputee in the world to have climbed The Matterhorn in Switzerland, Kilimanjaro in Africa, and the first to complete a marathon and an Iron Man Triathlon.
In January 1999, Jamie 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. Despite suffering hypothermia and appalling frostbite, Jamie survived. Days later all four of his hands and feet were amputated.
For many, his 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. Jamie’s 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.
Jamie shares his remarkable story, illustrated with stunning slides, in a simple and honest style that never fails to engage with audiences. He explains how he was able to dig deep into his reserves, to be resilient, and to face up to the hardest challenges of his life using simple, key techniques such as goal setting and focusing on his key strengths.
Jamie’s story is challenging on a number of levels and is uplifting tale that really stimulates the mind and encourages us to all consider the challenges that we face in our own lives on a day to day basis.
- Coping with change
- Using the strengths of those around you