Today, we sit down with Tim Macartney-Snape. You may know of Tim as one of the first Australian's to reach the summit of Mount Everest, without supplementary oxygen, via a new route on the North Face. Or maybe as the first person to walk and climb from sea level to the top of Mount Everest. Macartney-Snape is also the founder of the Sea to Summit range of outdoor and adventure gear (that we proudly stock in Find Your Feet!).
This was recorded at the shop and we apologise for the slight background noise (do stick with it though, it’s improves quickly)! Having said that we had to release this, even with the lower quality, to give you all the opportunity to listen to Tim!
“One has to be mindful of one’s insecurities. All of us are insecure to varying degrees. That can lead us, especially men, to be egotistical. We all have egos. We have to be mindful of letting the ego become too dominant because it can become an unstoppable force. For me, nature has always been a restorative thing in that regard, it had brought me down to earth.”
We hope you enjoy this conversation!