Festivals, Schools & Charities

From Research Scientist, to Chemistry teacher and now a full time Mountaineer Adele’s extraordinary life experiences have inspired numerous audiences at a variety of events. From talking to year 5 primary children about her Adventures on Everest with Ted the mountaineering Bear to entertaining a wide audience at Outdoor festivals Adele has numerous stories to tell. Always happy to raise funds for charity Adele to date has helped raise thousands of pounds toward a number of charitable organisations.

With numerous motivational talks under her belt Adele can tailor each presentation to the requirements of the event and ensure your audience is fully entertained.

Summit or Survive: Adele relays her experiences on Mt Makalu where she became ill at 8000m and crawled down the mountain with one of her climbing companions who had suffered serious frost bite to his hands. Not all gloom and doom but obviously surviving Adele returns to Makalu after major lung surgery to top out and return safely.

7 weeks in Tibet: Eager to climb her first 8000m peak and forced back by the weather on Shishapangma Adele tells her story of travelling across the Tibetan plateau and making her way up Cho-oyu. On returning to the Nepalese border she has to play hide n seek to exit the country and run as fast as she could across the Friendship bridge.

Aiming High: A story of Adele’s life and achievements and her ascent of Everest in 2008 as a one to one guide. This is followed by her leadership nightmare the following year and her second ascent of Everest in 2009. The story continues onto climbing Lhotse where avalanches, Sherpa injuries and long quese didn’t hold her and Chilu Sherpa from making a quick and safe ascent.

A winter ascent of Ama Dablam with no idea. In 1998 Adele joined an Australian all male team to attempt an alpine winter ascent of Ama Dablam. With very little experience of High Altitude Climbing Adele retells her stories with her diary extracts about the ascent and the relationships with her climbing buddies and local Nepalese on the way. With Bridjet Jones diary to humour her Adele achieves her goal!

Adventures of Ted the Mountaineering Bear. Suitable for Primary students. Ted tells his mountaineering stories of his first trip to Ama Dablam and his adventures in Tibet where he was kidnapped. After randsome money was given he was released and went on to climb Everest twice. Unfortunately in 2010 he had a very traumatic time and was left stranded in a snowy gully in Ecuador for several days before the Quito Mountain Rescue team carried out a rescue and brought him home. All true adventures his story is told by his best companion Adele.

In addition to these inspirational tales Adele has a number of more educational talks together with life experiences on:

Mountain Safety

Coping with High Altitude


Mountaineering in Scotland

Expedition Planning

Risk Management

Learning the hard way



For Schools, charities and clubs Adele generally charges her daily rate of £165 plus expenses to give talks if travel requires the working day to be used. For more local events costs can be negotiated.

For Festivals and non charitable events Adele usually agrees a percentage of the final ticket sales.

Please feel free to contact Adele to discuss any event you may have planned.

Talks presented to:

Kendal Mountain Festival

Otley Festival

Llangollen Outdoor Festival

Rotary Club

Cumbria Cerebral Palsy

University College Dublin

Sheffield Film Festival

Fettes College

Park Road Junior School Warrington

British School Paris

Royal Grammar School Worcester

Diploma in Mountain Medicine

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

Cleveland Mountaineering Club

SMC Safety Lectures

British Mountaineering Club

Action for Africa

University Highalnds and Islands

University of Central Lancaster

Hazeley academy

City of Glasgow College

Richmond Festival

LLanberis Mountain Rescue Team

“I just wanted to thank you for the invitation to last night’s event – Adele was a truly inspirational speaker, and I found her talk really fascinating.


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