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Get a glimpse of Michael on YouTube. This video previews some amazing mountain scenery and you also see Michael in action, delivering his inspirational presentation. Go to Michael's Booking Form to book Michael for your next conference, dinner or special occasion.
Groom, professional speaker and mountain climber, is unquestionably
one of the world’s greatest 'big' mountain climbers. In 1995
he became the fourth person in the world to climb the four highest
mountains without the assistance of bottled oxygen.In 1999 he successfully
climbed Makalu, the smallest and for Michael, the last of the 'big
five' - the five highest mountains in the world. Makalu, Lhotse,
Kangchenjunga, K2 and Everest - Michael climbed them all without
the assistance of bottled oxygen, and all but Kangchenjunga he climbed
without the front third of both feet.
Michael has now lowered his sights in mountaineering
and has become a sought after keynote speaker. He has spoken to
soldiers going off to war, athletes struggling to come back from
serious injury, professional people keen to get a little closer
to the truth of 'no pain, no gain', and ordinary folk who just love
to sit and listen to one of Australia's most amazing human endeavour