Ian Parnell

Moutaineer and Photographer

Ian Parnell

Ian Parnell is a British mountaineer and photographer who is available for hire as a motivational speaker through Champions.

One of Britain’s leading alpinists and nominated four times for the Piolet D’Or, Ian has made significant ascents in the Himalayas, Alaska, Kyrgyzstan, Greenland and Patagonia.

He describes his approach as “photography from the front line”, disregarding conventional studios and heading up into the bitterly cold mountains, and sacrificing his own comfort and health in order to achieve some of the most impressive photographs of some of the world’s most inhospitable and extreme landscapes.

Also a distinguished writer, Ian’s work has appeared in a number of publications including Men’s Health, Living Well, Alpinist, Rock and Ice, Edge, High and Climber.

In addition Ian has worked as an advisor to many of the world’s biggest sporting and mountaineering brands including Adidas, Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, Osprey and Wild Country.

Ian’s work has also been published in books written by Reinhold Messner, Alex Huber, Sean Isaac and Neil Gresham as well as being cameraman on the film Cold Haul which is available on DVD.

He has toured the world as a motivational speaker, discussing the dedication and personal drive required to accomplish many of his dangerous climbs and the inspiration he draws from the sights and views afforded from such locations.

To book Ian Parnell as the motivational speaker for your corporate or sports and mountaineering-related event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Personal Development
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Self Promotion
  • Achieving Goals

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