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Alex Staniforth

Outdoor challenges have been the answer for Alex to overcome his personal challenges in life. Now he is an endurance adventurer passionate about inspiring others to challenge themselves and find their own 'Everest' too.

At just 23 years old Alex has already been on four expeditions to the Himalayas, including two attempts to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, and reaching 7,125 metres on the worlds' sixth highest peak, Cho Oyu.

In 2017 he became the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK county tops in his 'Climb The UK' challenge, walking, cycling, running and kayaking over 5,000 miles in 72 days to raise money for mental health charities.

Day-to-day at home in Cheshire, he is an avid runner of roads and trails, running 2:58 on his debut marathon in April 2018 and currently training for Chester Marathon and London Marathon 2019.
Alex is known for spontaneous endurance challenges 'for fun'... so watch this space!

He is also an author, speaker and an ambassador for YHA England & Wales, to promote the benefits of outdoor challenges for our mental and physical health, especially in young people.

Check out his Instagram to see what he has been up to.

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