Adrian Hayes

Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer, author, keynote speaker, leadership and team consultant & coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner.

An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer, who also spent two years in the Special Forces, his adventuring achievements include trekking to both Poles, summiting Everest and K2, crossing the length of Greenland and the Arabian Desert, setting two Guinness World Records for Polar expeditions, writing two books, and featuring in three documentaries to date.

One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background,  including six years as an Airbus Middle East Sales Director.

Adrian is now a global keynote speaker and professional leadership and team consultant & coach, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs worldwide. He is also an Advisory Board member for the European Mars One project.

In his campaign work Adrian is an ambassador for economic, social & environmental sustainability, and a patron of the Population Matters and CHASE Africa charities. As a former qualified Paramedic, he is additionally involved in an ongoing project providing medical treatment in the remote areas of the Himalayas.

Adrian has featured in three documentaries:The Greenland Quest in 2011for the National Geographic Channel, Footsteps of Thesiger in 2013 and In Inner Mongolia in 2017 for the Discovery Channel, and is now an establishing television and documentary presenter. His first book, Footsteps of Thesiger, was published in 2013. His second book, One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2, was published in 2019.


Seamus Lyte Management represents Adrian in the USA.  For UK please email Jane Compton @