Norman Croucher is a powerful motivational speaker who has proved that teamwork and persistence do indeed pay.
Despite having lost both his legs in a railway accident, he decided to seek adventure in the mountains - and he certainly found it.
Overcoming obvious physical barriers and other people's scepticism, he has climbed mountains all over the world and achieved his aim of joining the "Five Mile High" Club when he conquered Cho Oyu in Tibet - at 26,906 feet, the world's sixth highest mountain.
Now, whether you want an amusing lunchtime or evening talk or a strong motivational presentation, you can share in his experiences.
Norman is a former Man of the Year - on two separate occasions - and was made an OBE in 1977.
He has appeared on This Is Your Life and in 1979 was chosen from nominees from 121 countries as one of only three people to receive an International Award for Valour in Sport.
The mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington says of him: "There is no one like him. His extraordinary achievements have earned him a place in climbing history".
Norman's training for serious climbing began when he walked 900 miles from John O' Groats to Land's End, alone and often in pain. He then climbed a score of mountains in the Alps, after which he led a very successful expedition to the Peruvian Andes where he climbed that country's highest mountain - Huascaran at 21,830 feet.