Alyssa Azar is an Australian Mountaineer and Adventurer.
Alyssa is the youngest Australian to Summit Mt Everest which she did at 19 years old on the 21st May 2016. Alyssa is also the youngest woman to Summit Mt Everest from both the North and South sides after successfully reaching the summit of Mt Everest from the North Side (Tibet) on the 19th May 2018 at just 21 years old.
Alyssa began trekking in 2005 with her first challenge, crossing the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Alyssa then trekked in Nepal, completed treks such as Everest Base Camp and Kokoda numerous times, Mt Kosciuszko in Australia, the Aussie 10 (the 10 highest peaks in Australia), Mt Kilimanjaro.
After completing Mt Kilimanjaro in 2011, Alyssa began climbing by doing a mountaineering course in NZ. Since then she has climbed in South America, Russia and Nepal on various expeditions to different peaks including: Ama Dablam, Aconcagua, Manaslu, Elbrus and four Everest Expeditions.
Alyssa was on Everest both in 2014 and 2015 when the Avalanche and the Nepal Earthquake occurred and closed the mountain. She returned in 2016 to make her first successful summit of Mt Everest.
After taking one year off Everest Season in 2017 she decided to go back in 2018 and make her successful north side attempt via Tibet.
Alyssa has a great story on courage, endurance, never giving up even when facing remarkable challenges.
She will talk about the mindset to achieve great things and how she was able to overcome tragedy and two setbacks on Mount Everest before successfully standing on the summit on the 21st may 2016.
Alyssa’s talk is full of real life scenarios and some amazing insights into the mindset of a determined young woman who set herself an audacious goal and was willing to do whatever it took to achieve that goal.
Alyssa has different speaking fees dependent on your requirements; Schools/ Charities or Business/ Corporate events.
Alyssa has been sponsored for approx. 30% of her climbing costs, all other costs have been covered through running adventures with her father at Adventure Professionals and through sharing her inspiring story of adventures and overcoming adversity with many different organisations, schools and conferences.
Alyssa has already spoken at the National Boost Juice Conference held in Fiji as well as for many corporate clients and schools including:
- Nova Radio Network
- DiBella Coffee
- Walsh’s Financial
- Clifford Gouldson Lawyers
- The Glennie School
- Eltham Secondary College
- Laser Plumbing and Electoral International Conference
- Darling Downs Sports Awards
- St Aidans College
- International Women’s Day Brisbane and Toowoomba
- The Environmental Australia Conference, Nepal in the Park and many more.
Keynote 1 – Girls Can Do Scary Things Too.
This keynote has been designed for young girls and women to feel empowered as Alyssa talks through her journey of being a young girl when getting into the adventure industry and trekking some of the toughest treks in the world before getting into high altitude mountaineering as a teenager as well as the challenges that came along with it and how she overcame them.
It will inspire them to take on their own goals and challenges and believe it is possible.
Time: 1 hour
Keynote 2 – Resilience
Resilience is a major topic in today’s world, and it is often debated how to build it. In this keynote Alyssa talks through her own strategies and real-world experiences on Resilience from the Highest mountains in the world including overcoming fear, setbacks and immense challenges.
Time: 1 hour
Alyssa tailors her talk to fit your event requirements. She tells her story to fit your message or theme and in the best time frame for you.
To book Alyssa for your conference or event please complete the form below.