Mountaineer, motivational speaker and author, Nigel Vardy is a record breaking climber, who describes himself as ‘6”2, blue eyed and scarred. Nigel has taken part in many climbs and adventures around the world. In 1999, he suffered severe frostbite climbing on Mt McKinley in Alaska, leading to the amputation of his toes and fingers. Nigel is still healing and says watching parts of his body die was difficult. “Those tiny things suddenly became so important, especially at the prospect of losing them,” he said. After three years recovering from his injuries, Nigel returned to high altitude and climbed Island Peak in Nepal. Since then, he has written extensively about his experiences, writing has helped his recovery and proved a source of inspiration for many people. Nigel has since completed a British first. He climbed the highest peaks on the world’s seven largest islands. Nigel lives in Belper in Derbyshire, England.