As a pastime that has a tendency of killing its participants with some degree of frequency, high-altitude mountaineering is often portrayed as the domain of only the reckless thrill-seeker. However, not all Himalayan climbers fit that mold.

In this keynote Patrick Hollingworth will be exploring the various elements of safety leadership as tested in the extremes of the Himalayas, and ways in which they can be applied to ensure that all industries, not just mountaineers, can do their work safer.


Patrick Hollingworth is an everyday family man from Perth, Western Australia. He’s also a high-altitude mountaineer, a motivational speaker, and a leadership, teamwork and safety business consultant.

He worked towards his own personal goal of an unguided ascent of Mount Everest for ten years, and in 2010, after a lot of hard work and perseverance, he achieved it.

Standing on the summit of the world’s highest mountain reinforced his belief that it is only when we move outside of our comfort zones, and truly stretch ourselves, that we find out who we really are.

Today, Patrick’s goal is to inspire his clients to aim high, to support them in the pursuit of their own professional goals, and to equip them with the tools and resolve they need to succeed.

Patrick Hollingworth