Ian Parnell


Motivational speaker and mountaineer Ian Parnell is a dedicated outdoor photographer who has sacrificed his own comfort and self interest in order to achieve some of the most impressive photographs of some of the world’s most inhospitable and extreme landscapes.

A published writer and popular after dinner speaker Parnell’s work has appeared in everything from Men’s Health magazine to Living Well Magazine, his articles have been published across the world in some of the most successful mountaineering and extreme sports publications available including Alpinist and Rock and Ice in America and On The Edge, High and Climber in the UK.

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.

As well as working as a motivational speaker Ian Parnell is a successful artist, his photography, known as “photography from the front line” has captured images from the Himalayan Mountains and vast snowy expanses of a Patagonian winter; he is one of Britain’s leading alpinists and has been nominated four times for the prestigious Piolet D’Or.

As well as working as an after dinner speaker Ian Parnell has worked as an advisor to many of the world’s sporting and mountaineering brands including Adidas, Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, Osprey and Wild Country.

To book Ian Parnell as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ian is known to cover the following topics:

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