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Peter van Kets

Authors Bio

Peter van Kets is a professional extreme adventurer, highly sought after international business inspirational keynote speaker, bestselling author for conference events.


The word “adventure” is deeply entrenched in the soul of man. Nations have been built, wars have been won, and discoveries have been made all in its name.


The great challenge of the modern age is the Seven Summits, scaling the highest peak on all seven continents, but The Eighth Summit is about inspiring the human spirit. In his memoir, Peter van Kets takes readers on three of his greatest expeditions—incredible, unsupported adventures across the Atlantic in rowing boats and across the icy high plateau of Antarctica on foot and sled—with the goal of lifting their spirits and motivating them in whatever they do.


As a passionate speaker and conservationist, Peter does all he can to inspire people and change their lives, and he has addressed thousands of people since being awarded the SA OutThere Adventurer of the Year in 2011. Typical topics of discussion are vision, planning, teamwork, strategy, conflict management, working in a dynamic environment, self-discipline, and perseverance. The Eighth Summit is his story.




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