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Andrew Lock OAM is the most accomplished high-altitude mountaineer in Australian history. He is the only Australian, the first person in the entire British Commonwealth, and just the 18th man in the world, to climb all fourteen of the world’s 8000 metre mountains.  His achievements encompass 18 summits of those 8000 metre peaks, including Mt Everest (twice), three times 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 6 of those mountains, a record that can never be broken.

Climbing one 8000 metre plus peak takes Olympic-standard conviction. Climbing all 14 of them is like winning a medal in 14 Olympics. You can almost hear the flutter of caps and beanies as they are doffed by mountaineers around the world.  We applaud Andrew Lock’s achievement. He is a master of thin air.
Greg Mortimer OAM, first Australian to summit Mt Everest.

Andrew’s adventurous achievements place him in a select group of the world’s best high-altitude alpinists.  His continuing mountaineering successes include:

  • The only Australian in history to climb all fourteen of the world’s 8000 metre peaks, including Mt Everest.
  • The first Australian to lead a commercial expedition to the summit of Mt Everest.
  • The first Australian ascent of six of the world’s 8000 metre peaks
  • Solo ascents of four 8000 metre peaks: Broad PeakLhotseShishapangma Central and Cho Oyu
  • Climbs without oxygen or Sherpa support
  • 18 individual ascents of 8000 metre peaks, with double ascents of Mt EverestCho Oyu and Shishapangma Central
  • Lived at high altitude, on the mountains themselves, for over 4 years
Andrew Lock Mountaineer

Andrew was featured in the DISCOVERY CHANNEL 6 part mini series – Everest: Ultimate Survival and is the published author of SUMMIT 8000 and MASTER OF THIN AIR.

He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Emergency Management) with Distinction.  In addition to being a professional corporate speaker, he is a regular speaker at charity events and is the official Ambassador for Scouts Australia, the Sir David Martin Foundation and the Australian Himalayan Foundation.  He has been appointed an Australia Day Ambassador six times and has been awarded the Order of Australia for Services to Mountaineering, Australia Commendation for Brave Conduct, Australia National Police Service Medal, Australia National Medal and Australia Defence medal.  He has twice been awarded the Mount Everest medal by the Government of Nepal.

He was an Australian of the Year nominee in 2010 and the Adventurer of the Year in 2009 and 2010.  He is listed in the Who’s Who of Australia.

Inspirational keynote speaking

“An incredible, inspiring, exhilarating and motivating presenter.”   Steve Bennett. WA Dept Sport and Rec

“My advice is to book him now!”   Bruce Campbell, Entrepreneurial Business School”

Andrew specializes in creating, leading, and managing teams in highly adverse and uncertain environments.  Precisely what organisations are facing in today’s constantly and rapidly changing financial, political and technological world.

Andrew Lock - Australia's Highest Achiever

Andrew presented a compelling and fascinating story, which kept people’s interests and captivated their imaginations. The group extracted a lot of learning from the presentation and it set them up to have a very constructive conversation about our biggest issues. Andrew did a great presentation; his use of mixed media meant you got a real sense of the physical environment he was speaking about. We were delighted with his speech and would definitely recommend him to others.

Trish Butler, Head of Human Resources, Markets

Your address inspired and motivated delegates encouraging each of them to question and challenge their individual approach to project management and how they contribute. The response to your address has been overwhelmingly positive. Your presentation reinforced values of getting things done, working together and having the courage to make a difference.

Coin Jensen Chief Executive Officer
Brisbane City Council

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

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 presentatio

Bill Hayes-Williams Chief Accountant
Craig Mostyn & Co Pty Ltd.

We were looking for an exceptional speaker for our recent Client Conference. After looking at quite a few speakers, we settled on Andrew Lock. Personally I am very grateful for having Andrew speak at our conference. I was very moved by his presentation, as were the 100 people in the room. Andrew does a great job. He truly makes a difference. Our clients are still talking about every facet that Andrew spoke about – the systems under adversity, leadership at the highest level, culture, risk analysis, to name a few. My advice is to book him now!

Bruce Campbell, Business Coach
Entrepreneurial Business School

I applaud Andrew on his approach and commitment to our Forum. It is rare to find a key note speaker who is willing to commit so much time and energy into getting to know and understand the organisation to whom they are speaker. Andrew did this and subsequently tailored his presentation to the issues, themes and messages that underpinned the whole Forum. Even though Andrew has such a rich tapestry of experience to draw from, it was his ability to weave his story into the business messages of the conference that resulted in the Forum participants, and my clients, to talk about Andrew’s impact for days afterwards. I simply couldn’t have asked for a better speaker to augment the Forum. I would recommend Andrew to facilitators and conferences wholeheartedly.

Alan Scott, Principal

The stories and insights you shared with us captivated the attention of all present and the way you related your experiences back to planning, goal setting, and teamwork, along with a liberal dose of sheer persistence and determination, served as a valuable learning experience for all the Academy attendees.

I would highly recommend your services to any company looking to inspire their team. Your presentation added real value to our Academy and left an impression that will last well beyond the scope of our two day event.

Jim Foran
 Van Heusen Academy of Excellence

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 Boardrooms.

Stephen Lennard, Joint Managing Director
Crown & Marks Executive Search

You engaged with the 99% women’s audience with uncanny ease! Not what you would naturally expect discussing the extreme sport of high altitude mountaineering. We all went away inspired, motivated and able to make very clear and useful connections between your story and our daily lives.

Peter Warner
Only About Children

The management team couldn’t stop talking about your presentation today and I’m sure when I get to the office on Monday the staff will be buzzing. Thank you so much for the thought you put into both presentations. They were perfect.

David Thompson

Thank you for your outstanding presentation…
clearly met our objective

Stephen Klemich, Managing Director
Achievement Concepts

Most importantly thank you so much for your inspirational presentation on Monday. When I looked around the room I could see people shaking their heads with disbelief as you spoke about your conquests. Not to mention on Tuesday morning as all of us here at the Sydney office discussed it all over again.

Thank you Andrew, I look forward to working with you in the future.

Kara Turnbull
Raine & Horne

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 at our recent training weekend was a highlight our program.

Chris Williams Manager, Customer Relations Department
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd

An incredible, inspiring, exhilarating and motivating presenter. Andrew had a complicated presentation brief but he delivered it perfectly. He was humble and yet inspirational, he was elite and yet convincing. Andrew delivers a very strong message in regards to tackling everyday tasks in addition to the importance of team work and leadership. Andrew’s story and real- life images captivated the audience and added great value to the day. I highly recommend Andrew as a keynote for any event looking to inspire and leave your audience in awe

Steve Bennett, Senior Policy Officer
W. A. Department of Sport and Recreation

Charitable and Fundraising Work

Andrew has a long history of community involvement through fund raising and support of a range of community groups and aid foundations.  He is proud to work with three key organisations in ambassadorial roles.

Sir David Martin Foundation

Ambassador for the Sir David Martin Foundation, a non-profit organisation created in 1990 by the late Governor of NSW, Sir David Martin, who had a dream of “safety, hope and opportunity for all young Australians”. The Foundation is run by a team of passionate staff and volunteers who raise money to fund programs that work to better the lives of youth in crisis

Scouts Australia

Ambassador for Scouts Australia, which encourages the development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as a member of their local, national and international community.  Andrew credits Scouts with first introducing him to the outdoors and equipping him with many valuable life skills that he has used both in his adventures and in normal life.  Andrew hopes to encourage and motivate young Australians to challenge and develop themselves through responsible risk taking under the guidance of this long established international organisation.

Australian Himalayan Foundation

Ambassador for the Australian Himalayan Foundation, whose vision is to help the people of the Himalaya achieve their goals through improvements in three important areas: Education, Health & Medical Services and  Environment and Conservation.

The AHF aims to ensure, where possible, the long-term viability of schools, to provide health, education and medical services and to support environmental projects throughout the Himalaya.  It focuses on sustainability and empowerment for the people of the Himalaya.
Andrew is thrilled to be involved with this foundation which provides such valuable support to a richly deserving people.

In addition to his charitable and fundraising work for these outstanding organisations, Andrew has supported the Fred Hollows Foundation, Rotary Australia, Lions International, the True Light Foundation, Schools and Scouting groups.

Andrew was an Australia Day Ambassador in 2010, 2011, 2012 and again in 2014, and an Ambassador for the 22nd Australian Scout Jamboree that was held in January 2010.

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