achieve the summit of your next business conference, training
seminar, club meeting, or social function, let Andrew Lock MOTIVATE,
CAPTIVATE and ENTERTAIN your audience.
climbing from Camp 3 to Camp 4 on Mt Everest, without oxygen
Andrew Lock has lived more adventure, hardship, near death
and exhilarating life experiences, than most people ever even read about, let
alone imagine. He is the ultimate example of long term commitment to personal
goals, beliefs and passions. Few sportspeople or adventurers can claim to
have committed to a 14 year project, especially one that takes the lives of so
many of their peers along the way.
As a business owner, Andrew understands the issues that matter - personnel
development and motivation, risk assessment, team work, realistic goal
setting, communication, leadership, change management, dealing with conflict
These experiences have empowered Andrew to enthuse others,
both individually and in groups. A sought after Key Note Speaker, he imbues
his accomplishments with a strong message of teamwork, motivation and
achievement. He has thrilled audiences from 50 to 500 at public presentations,
business seminars and international conferences. Clients have included:
Andrew will tailor an address to meet your specific goals
and he will work with you to reflect the focus that you wish to present.
Some comments from clients...
"Andrew's presentation was both insightful and
entertaining. He has the credibility and real life experience that really
captured our guests imagination. He also was able to relate the issues of
leadership, strategy and team culture on Everest back to Australia's
Stephen Lennard, Joint Managing Director, Crown & Marks Executive Search
"Your presentation at our recent training weekend was a
highlight our program. "
Chris Williams Manager, Customer Relations Department Toyota Motor Corporation
"Supporting our conference theme…, your talk was relevant,
succinct and highly motivating. Our team was still on a high for the two days
of the conference following your presentation."
Bill Hayes-Williams Chief Accountant Craig Mostyn & Co Pty Ltd.
"Just a quick note to thank you for your exhilarating talk
at our recent national sales conference. Your talk demonstrated very
succinctly the vital role teamwork and communication takes"
Murray Sheer Managing Director Halley & Mellowes Pty Ltd.
"Thank you for your outstanding presentation…clearly met
Stephen Klemich Managing Director Achievement Concepts.
"Thank you for finding the time to present to our members.
It was a fantastic lecture and a great way to start our year"
Howard Whelan, Editor, Australian Geographic Pty Ltd
"Your presentation was not only absorbing and interesting
but clearly delivered a vital message"
"You have a natural approach to conveying messages and
ideas and are, in my view, an excellent role model."
Andrew's bio is below...
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Lock is Australia's most accomplished high altitude mountaineer and widely
recognised as one of Australia's most competent Mountain Climbing and
Remote Area trekking guides. His expertise as an international expedition
leader and logistician to destinations around the world is highly sought
after, with a resume that includes leading successful expeditions to Heard
Island, Central Asia, South America, Mt Everest's summit and remote areas
of nearly every continent on earth.
As the most accomplished high altitude mountaineer in Australian history,
his achievements encompass 16 summits of 8000 metre peaks, including Mt
Everest (twice) and eleven other of the world's fourteen 8000 metre peaks,
more than twice that of any other Australian, placing him in a select
group of the world's best alpinists. Additionally, Andrew accomplished the
first Australian ascent of 5 of those mountains, a record that can never
be broken. His continuing mountaineering successes include:
only Australian to climb thirteen of the world's fourteen 8000 metre
peaks, including Mt Everest (twice), K2 and Annapurna.
first Australian to lead a commercial expedition to the summit of Mount
first Australian ascent of five of the world's 8000 metre peaks
ascents of four 8000 metre peaks: Broad Peak, Lhotse, Shishapangma
Central and Cho Oyu
only Australian to climb two 8000 metre peaks in one year (he has done
this four times, twice climbing two peaks in a single expedition!)
of the highest mountains in the western and southern hemispheres
His 8000 metre achievements include:
metres, world’s 2nd highest mountain -1st Australian ascent via
8167 metres, world’s ?? highest mountain - 1st Australian ascent.
8048 metres, world’s ?? highest mountain – solo ascent
8125 metres, world’s 9th highest mountain - 1st Australian ascent.
8068 metres, world’s 11 highest mountain, 1st Australian ascent.
8035 metres, world’s 14th highest mountain - alpine style ascent.
metres, world’s highest mountain - 1st Australian to lead a commercial
expedition to the summit of Mt Everest.
metres, world’s 8th highest mountain - 1st Australian ascent
metres, world’s 4th highest mountain – solo ascent.
Central, solo ascent.
metres, 2nd personal ascent - Discovery channel expedition climber and
Cho Oyu, 8201
metres, world’s 7th highest mountain, solo ascent
Cho Oyu, 2nd
personal ascent – commercial expedition leader.
Central, 2nd personal ascent - commercial expedition leader
8596 metres, world’s 3rd highest mountain, 2nd Australian ascent.
8091 metres, word’s 10th highest mountain - 1st Australian ascent.
metres, world’s 5th highest mountain.
has led teams of inexperienced people to the summit of Mt Everest and some
of the most inhospitable environments on earth. But success has not come
easily. He has survived avalanches, crevasse falls, frostbite, bivouacs at
extreme altitude without equipment and witnessed friends perish.
His exceptional achievements in the face of such adversity have demanded
supreme levels of endurance, motivation and leadership.
A vastly experienced Antarctic veteran, Andrew has led, trained and guided
members of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions on
multiple expeditions and guided commercial groups across Antarctica and
the sub Antarctic.
He has a comprehensive background in corporate and outdoor training,
military and multi-agency emergency services.
He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Emergency Management) with
Distinction, is the recipient of the Australian National Medal, the
Australian Defence Medal and has twice been awarded the Mt Everest medal
by the Government of Nepal. He is a regular speaker at charity events.
Andrew filming on Mt Everest in 2004
He is an experienced mountain and wilderness documentary cameraman and in
2004 was contracted to film the summit of Mt Everest for Discovery
Channel, a production that has been shown on multiple occasions around
the world. His 2007 film footage from Mt Annapurna in Nepal, was widely
shown on international television.