Alan Hobson

The story of Alan Hobson's life is a breathtaking portrait in passion, persistence and peak performance spanning four decades. He is not only an Everest climber, summiteer and cancer survivor, but an international bestselling author and inspirational figure who has appeared on many national television talk shows including Oprah.

Hobson has been described as the adventure equivalent to Lance Armstrong.  His expeditions have required millions of dollars to finance, organize and execute, and have tested Alan's leadership, team-building, sales and communications skills at every level.  It is with this tenacity and from these experiences that Alan was able to climb back from terminal cancer and integrate the priceless life lessons he learned into his customized presentations that have awed, engaged and inspired audiences around the world.


Alan custom-builds every presentation using an exhaustive five-step personal preparatory research process unequalled by any other presenter.  He conducts extensive personal interviews and in-depth research so he thoroughly understands each client's unique opportunities and challenges. He then seamlessly weaves the most salient points from his study into his presentation and combines them with the most relevant lessons from his life experiences. The result is a one-of-a-kind presentation that speaks directly to the needs of each group and has unparalleled individual and organizational impact and applicability.

ABOUT Alan Hobson   (+/-)

Conquering Challenges, Defying the Odds

After 10 grueling expeditions to high altitude, three to Mt. Everest, and a decade of intense fundraising, training and organizational effort, Alan Hobson finally stood on top of the world, literally, at the summit of Mt. Everest.  Incredibly, three years later, he was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer of the blood and given less than a year to live. Using the hard-won lessons he learned through his many adventures worldwide, Alan chose to ignore solid medical evidence that there was an 85 per cent chance he would die, and thanks to raw courage and the miracles of modern medicine, he not only survived but thrived. He is now one of less than a dozen people to achieve an elite level of fitness after a blood cell transplant for acute leukemia and is considered officially medically cured. 

Dedication, Commitment, Service

Alan's current expedition is to continue his miraculous climb back from cancer and help as many others as possible do the same.  He is co-author of the landmark book, Climb Back from Cancer - Introducing The 10 Tools of Triumph for Survivors and Caregivers, and has established the The Climb Back from Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to take hope to new heights by giving cancer patients, survivors and caregivers the tools they need to climb back to better lives. The foundation is helping to spearhead ground-breaking new medical studies in the area of cancer survival and has already aided several survivors surpass expected levels of recovery.



The Triumph of Tenacity

Get ready for the climb of your life... Alan Hobson is going to take you to the edge and back! The Mt. Everest Climber, Summiteer  and Cancer Survivor tells the riveting true tale of his three expeditions to the world's tallest peak and his climb back from a mountainous medical challenge that dwarfed even Everest.  In his spellbinding custom-built presentations, he makes invaluable connections between the challenges he has faced and the obstacles we all face in our personal and professional lives. Considered the best adventure speaker in the world, he custom-builds every presentation to a degree unequalled by any other presenter. Alan will renew your energy, rekindle your resolve and inspire you to greater heights.