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Ian Taylor

  • Everest Summitteer
  • The youngest Irishman to stand on the top of the world
  • Business Speaker
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Keynote: $15,000
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Ian has climbed 6 of the 7 summits and in January 2024 will join an elite group of less than 400 people to climb all 7. On May 23, 2008, Ian Taylor became the youngest Irishman to stand on the top of the world. In June 2007 Ian and his friend set out to climb...

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Ian has climbed 6 of the 7 summits and in January 2024 will join an elite group of less than 400 people to climb all 7. On May 23, 2008, Ian Taylor became the youngest Irishman to stand on the top of the world.

In June 2007 Ian and his friend set out to climb four mountains on four continents in one year with Mount Everest being the final climb. Ian also took on a charity element, raising $100,000 to build the Mount Everest primary school in Uganda with Irish charity Fields of Life. 14 years later he has built 4 schools in Nepal and worked on a wide range of projects in Nepal, Peru, Uganda and Tanzania.

Ian has developed a multi-million-dollar business from scratch, managed turn around business projects, business development and charity Ambassador. With over Twenty years of experience Ian has climbed Mount Everest to the top, Kilimanjaro 40+ times and led over 150 treks and expeditions around the world. Ian is the president of the US board of directors for the charity Fields of Life helping raise awareness of the Mount Everest school and all Fields of Life’s activities in East Africa. Ian has helped build 4 schools in Nepal and helped add 200 stoves in homes in the remote village of Goli.

From + 40c to – 40c Ian braved his own fears, demons and the mountains. He saved a fellow climbers life and four months after being told he wasn’t the right material for Everest by two professionals, he successfully made it to the summit of Mount Everest. This was a true story of teamwork, drive and ultimately success.

Based in the US and Ireland, Ian has years of experience of managing teams in a business environment. He also leads and trains teams for mountain expeditions around the world and has done so with great success. Ian has climbed Kilimanjaro 40+ times now, aiming for 50 Kilimanjaro summits, he has led hundreds of people to reach their goals in the mountains. A team Ian led to Kilimanjaro in September 2011, released a book about their journey. Ian’s Inspiring presentations will take your audience right to the top of Mount Everest and inspire them to take on their own personal challenges in life.

Ian’s Everest DVD Documentary ‘A Summit Calling’ is one to watch out for and he also has a book coming out on his amazing story. – A phenomenal journey, A story that needs to be told’ – Jim O’Dea Sports and cultural council.

Ian has helped numerous others on their road to climb Mount Everest using his unique skillset to help others achieve their dreams on Mount Everest. He manages his own trekking company, Ian Taylor Trekking, training teams for their treks around the world. Ian is a team leader, motivational and business consultant. Ian is also planning to climb Kilimanjaro 50 times in aid of water projects in East Africa.

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Speaker Programs

Everest to the Top
Vision Drives Activity
Over coming the toughest challenges
Outperform your Competitors
Following passion to succeed


"Ian was guest motivational speaker in our annual partner event for 2012. Our partners found Ian’s presentation extremely interesting, and the formal feedback received scored him very high. Ian’s message was linked subtly to our theme of the day and was extremely impactful. This would not have been possible if Ian hadn’t taken the time…

- Owen McAlister, Cisco Ireland 2011

"Thanks so much for coming here on Monday to share your story with us. We all really enjoyed the talk and the feedback has been very positive. Everyone enjoyed your style of telling the story and found it very inspiring although lots of people have said they are never going to Everest! People have also…

- Laura Shackelton, SEB International 2016

"Ian gave a wonderful presentation to our company, Eagle ridge Energy. It was a great evening filled with banter and awesome stories. All of our team was amazed at the pictures and the incredible accomplishment of climbing Mount Everest. We all were on the edge of our seat as Ian discussed the difficulties and challenges…

- Ed Hagerty, Eagle Ridge Energy, Dallas Texas 2017

"Ian was The guest/keynote speaker, Ian was one of the best, if not the best we have had!’ ‘I loved the guest speaker that presented his experience with Mt. Everest: phenomenal motivation!’ ‘The guest speaker was fantastic. He was motivational, but also encouraging and such a real person.’ ‘The keynote speaker Ian Taylor’s motivational talk…

- Colorado Technical University, Doctoral Candidates Jan 2014

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