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Speaker From

South Africa


Cape Town

State | County | Province

Western Cape

Speaker Bio

As a motivational speaker, Sean Disney has been climbing and guiding for 20 years and has led over 85 expeditions worldwide.

He has summited Everest from the North and South side and is a TWICE 7 summits climber.

A qualified T26 winter and summer mountain guide, he is one of the world’s most experienced mountain Guides and expedition leaders with over twenty years of outdoor and mountaineering experience.

Sean is the first South African to complete the EXPLORERS GRAND SLAM, skiing to the South Pole, North Pole and completing the Seven Summits.

Under his guidance our company can only complement your expeditions, dreams and experiences.

He has also tour led the Inca trail and Nazca lines in Peru. Sean summited Everest twice : on the 24th May 2006 (South side) and 24th May 2010 (North side), completing his seven summits twice and has also guided 2 skis to the South Pole.

Sean’s Seven Summits achievements: First South African to climb the 7 summits twice (Kosiusko and Carstensz Pyramid) and the first South African to guide the 8 summits.

We are also proud to have summited Everest twice on an all South African expedition organised by Adventure Dynamics.

Sean was the Travel columnist for Mens Health Magazine. He is the co-author of the book Poles Apart with some pointy bits in between – A Pan MacMillan published book.

Further Sean is a qualified paragliding pilot, private pilot, open water diver, and cyclist.

His ascents include (number of times):

  • Mt Fuji
  • Meru (3)
  • Mt Lenin Russia
  • Aconcagua (4)
  • Mt Vinson Antarctica (4)
  • Mt Kenya
  • Mt Elbrus (15)
  • Mc Kinley/Denali (2)
  • Carstensz Pyramid (2)
  • Mt Kosiusko
  • Mt Blanc (6)
  • Kilimanjaro (20)
  • Mt Aspiring New Zealand
  • Everest (2)
  • OlDoinyo Lengai
  • Damavand Iran (2)
  • Pico de Orizaba Mexico
  • Mt Giluwe Papua New Guinea
  • Mt Ararat Turkey
  • Cotopaxi Ecuador (2)
  • Mt Karinci
  • Mt Stanley

Sean Disney

Motivational speaker
A motivational speaker – Sean Disney’s talk on his ascents of the 7 Summits and skis to the North and South Pole.

The talk is entertaining, witty, interesting and highly beneficial to your business unit.

Keynote programme is an audio-visual slide presentation focusing on the parallels between teaming, life and business analogies and achieving your objectives.

The presentation is state of the art with graphics and videos, covering Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Everest, Carstensz Pyramid, Elbrus, Mckinley and Vinson.

Sean Disney is also South Africa’s first GRAND SLAMMER, the first South African to ski to the North and South Poles, and 7 summits.

He shares this honour with his team mate Vaughan De La Harpe. One of the world’s most experienced mountain guides and expedition leader of 136 expeditions.

Our clients include: Pfizer, Momentum, Sasfin, Metalfrio, ABSA, Standard Bank, Nedbank, McKinsey, Frigo Glass, Aeroclub of South Africa, 1lifedirect and Just Fun Toys to name a few ….

Poles Apart is highly informative about some of the real nitty gritty encounters and behind-the-scenes information about what exactly it takes to summit some of the world’s highest mountains, delving into the vast and varied challenges of mountaineering and very personal experiences of how the two authors overcame them, finding an inner strength that is just as vital as an outer, physical strength.

Although this book delves into the challenges but it does so with a good dose of humour, as both Sean and Vaughan bounce their experiences off each other and reminisce in sometimes hilarious ways with the kind of detail and stories that armchair adventurers (as well as genuine mountaineers) will enjoy.

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