Now British mountaineer Kenton Cool reveals his experiences of the dangerous, exhilirating and often isolating activity when he speaks at the same venue on February 25.
Cool reached the summit of Everest for a record-breaking tenth time in May last year and has many a tale to tell on the challenges in reaching the world's highest mountain.
Cool climbed to fulfill a 90-year-old Olympic pledge, taking a gold medal awarded to the 1922 British Everest Expedition to the summit of this iconic mountain just weeks before London 2012 kicked off.
The talk coincides with the 60th anniversary of Hillary and Tenzing's first triumphant expedition to the summit of Everest.
Kenton Cool has reached the Everest summit a record 10 times.
Kenton will not only talk about his experiences on Everest, but also about his twenty year career as one of the world's leading high altitude mountain guides, including his 2007 expedition to lead Sir Ranulph to summit the infamous North Face of the Eiger.
Another highlight in this event, organised by Speakers from the Edge, will be the chance to see images from the top of the world.
Tickets cost £15 and are available on 0121 345 0603 or online. Group booking discounts are available on request.