Tom has been speaking on the school lecture circuit since 2001. He has spoken at over 60 schools and has spoken more than once to some. His lectures are inspiring and compelling. He shows magnificent slides with quality video footage demonstrating what it is like to climb at extreme altitude.
Some Recent Schools Testimonials
Your speech was thrilling – it was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you.Pilgrims School - Geoffrey Hammond - Teacher
Tom’s talk – which included brilliant photography and enthralling video footage of their expedition – had the boys, staff and parents hanging on his every word. While Tom touched on the importance of perseverance and goal-setting, the talk was all the more well received for its simplicity – a story, modestly told, of two brothers fulfilling a long-held dream to conquer the world’s highest mountain. Tom is a hugely engaging, personable and charismatic speaker – and after an hour in his company, you’ll be more determined than ever to conquer your own Everest.Woodcote House School - James Scholefield - Teacher
A moving and honest account of climbing to the top of the world. Thank you Tom for sharing the highs & lows and the physical & emotional challenges of your adventure. A fantastic evening accompanied by stunning photography and video footage – thoroughly enjoyed by young and old alike.Conifers School - Emma Smyth - Headmistress