This is a story about losing everything and what it takes to rebuild a life from absolute rock bottom, not giving up until you reach the ultimate goal. For Robby Kojetin, it was the summit of Mount Everest.
Forget everything you know about 'Impossible'.
In 2006 Robby broke both ankles in a climbing accident, inflicting permanent damage and putting him in a wheelchair for the longest year of his life.
With crippling debt, severe depression and constant pain, Robby spiralled into an abyss of despair and hopelessness, with literally nothing left.
Nothing, but the power to decide, and a dream.
Robby is not the first, youngest or the fastest to summit Everest ... Just the most driven.
He takes take audiences on a journey that is raw and authentic from the operating table to the top of the world and beyond.
Robby relives his experience of hitting absolute rock bottom before masterfully guiding his audience through one of the most inspiring and entertaining accounts of determination in an awe-inspiring search of a life worth living for.
Published author, business owner, having visited 34 Countries, climbed 5 of the Seven Summits and 10 summits of Kilimanjaro.
He has also set foot on 6 of the 7 continents, swam in the Amazon, descended the deepest mine on Earth, crossed the Ironman finish line... and is still nowhere near done!
Book Robby Kojetin to lead and inspire your people with his quick-witted humour and infectious enthusiasm that touched the lives of over 60 000 across the globe.
FROM A WHEELCHAIR TO EVEREST
After a crippling climbing accident severely broke both of his ankles. Confined to a wheelchair for almost a year and crippled by mounting debt, Robby relives his experience of hitting absolute rock bottom before masterfully guiding his audience through one of the most inspiring and entertaining accounts of determination in an awe-inspiring search of a life worth living for.
Robby's childhood dream to climb the highest mountain on Earth would ironically save his life.
Robby takes take audiences on a journey that is raw and authentic from the operating table to the top of the world and beyond.
From a wheelchair to the top of Mount Everest
Robby Kojetin(pronounced CORE–YET-TIN)
This is a sample introduction to assist Emcees and Hosts to introduce Robby...
Robby Kojetin is one of a handful of South Africans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He has also established himself as one of the country’s leading high-altitude mountaineers, with over 20 major expeditions to peaks from Alaska to the Himalayas.
Robby has completed 5 of the Seven Summits and an impressive 9 summits of Kilimanjaro.
But what makes Robby’s story unique is where it starts from.
After a climbing accident left him in a wheelchair for 11 months, with both ankles severely damaged, Robby began a journey of recovery and determination that would lead him to the top of the highest mountain on Earth in an inspiring effort to recreate a life worth living for. An explorer at heart, Robby’s Bucket List is as diverse as it is incomplete.
So far his journey has taken him to 6 of the 7 continents, bungee jumping over the Victoria Falls, white water rafting in the Andes, crossing the Ironman finish line, eating McDonalds in 18 countries, tiger fishing on the Zambezi, catching and eating piranha in the Amazon... and all before his 40th birthday. Please join me in welcoming Robby!