Mountaineer and Motivational Speaker
After a motor vehicle accident in 1997, Will Elrick lay in a coma for five weeks, during which time his heart stopped beating on three occasions.
As a result of the accident, Will’s right leg had to be amputated from the hip. After two and half months in hospital and another six months of therapy, Will began working at improving his fitness. Hi goal was to work towards some of the many physical challenges he now had his mind set upon.
Wills successes to date include:
- Reaching an elevation of 8150m on Mt Cho Oyu ,Tibet 2007
- Climbing Mount Aconcagua 6962m, Argentina, 2007
- Climbing Mera Peak 6467m, Nepal, 2006
- Trekking Camino de Santiago, 900km trail in six weeks, Spain 2006
- Competing in the Cycling World Cup 1km Time Trial, Germany, 2002 (12th place)
- Trekking the entire Inca Trail, Peru, South America 1999
Will now uses his experiences to inspire people to realise more of their potential. He also presents to organisations to motivate and inspire employees, encouraging them to aim for the best within themselves
The audience was most definitely be left with a feeling of great motivation, to see what Will has been through and see how he has turned such a serious life threatening situation around - to now have such a positive and simply amazing life story that continues to amaze all before him. I strongly recommend Will Elrick as a guest speaker at any type of function. His story is nothing short of amazing.
-Bank Of Western Australia
Will Elrick was a fantastic speaker. We watched his short film first before meeting him . What Will has overcome is mind blowing. His talk was humorous and also put everything into perspective. It was extremely motivational and really made you think about your own life. I would recommend Will to any group who need to hear a true life story about what you can do if you really put your mind to it.