Jamie Andrew OBE is a quadruple amputee climber.
An incredible and inspiring individual, Jamie is the first quadruple amputee in the world to have climbed The Matterhorn in Switzerland, the first to climb Kilimanjaro in Africa, the first to complete a Marathon and the first to complete an Iron Man Triathlon.
Jamie Andrew’s story is quite simply one of the most gripping and inspiring you will encounter.
In January 1999, Jamie and his climbing partner were trapped for five nights on a French mountain’s storm-bound icy summit.
The rescue, which was one of the most dramatic in the Alps history, came only hours too late to save his partner.
Jamie, despite suffering hypothermia and appalling frostbite, survived.
Days later, all four of his hands and feet were amputated. For many, this fate would have meant the end of all hope, but not for Jamie.
Since losing his hands and feet, Jamie has achieved some incredible feats.
He has learned to walk again, taken up skiing, run marathons and iron-man triathlons, and remarkably, returned to climb once more in the mountains that he loves so much.
Jamie’s book – Life And Limb is his true story of tragedy and survival.
Jamie Andrew OBE – Motivational Speaker:
In over 15 years, Jamie has spoken in more than 40 countries on 5 continents for a diverse range of companies, including Tetrapak, Toyota Motor Sales, Vodafone, Roche, Danone, Proctor & Gamble, Pepsico and Microsoft.
As a motivational speaker, Jamie Andrew shares his remarkable story, illustrated with stunning slides in a simple and honest style that never fails to engage audiences.
He explains how he could dig deep into his reserves, be resilient, and face up to the hardest challenges of his life using simple, key techniques such as goal setting and focusing on his key strengths.
Some of the important subjects that he touches upon include motivation, coping with change, teamwork, using the strengths of those around you, and self-belief.
Jamie’s story is challenging on many levels and is an uplifting tale that stimulates the mind and encourages us to consider the challenges that we face in our own lives on a day-to-day basis.
Jamie’s story, recounted with honesty and passion, is nothing short of incredible.