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At seven years of age, Pat’s mentor and grandmother, Mary B. O’Callaghan, set him up in his first business when she purchased a baby pram for him to collect second-hand clothes for her to sell. Pat turned his pram to further good use by collecting turf from a nearby coal
A Hunger for Success
With a hunger for success and business, Pat left school at just 15 years old with a dream to become a millionaire. His first job was as a
Life and business were moving fast. Success after success led to him becoming one of Ireland’s leading young business entrepreneurs. Then, when Pat was 29, Ireland entered a severe recession. He took his eye off the ball, overtraded and
This period of life was traumatic and for a short period Pat lost his self-confidence and became depressed. But with belief from family, friends and the business
A New Beginning
To relieve the stress of his dire circumstances, Pat took up hillwalking and fell in love with the challenges it presented him. On only his second climb – reaching the summit of Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest peak– he was so stimulated that he turned to a friend and, with a glint in his eye, declared he was going to climb Mount Everest. Of course, everyone thought he was crazy and just a dreamer. He would prove his critics wrong. He took the disciplines learned from his business career and adapted the skills required to succeed in his new career. He trained hard and learned all the techniques required, not only to be an efficient and competent mountaineer and adventurer but also to become a world-class expedition leader. He honed his skill by climbing with people who had a similar passion for self-sufficiency in the wilds and perfected his technical skills while a member of Kerry Mountain Rescue.
A Journey of Adventure
A new course began to unfold that would take him from the depths of depression to rebuilding his self-esteem and leading a
As an expedition team member and leader, Pat has climbed Mount Everest four times, reaching the summit twice. He has crossed Antarctica to the South Pole and traversed Greenland as well as completing many more life-defining expeditions. He became the first person in the world to twice complete the Seven Summits by reaching the summit of Mount Everest from both its north and south sides.
The Exploration of Man
Pat also lived with and studied many tribes worldwide, from western
Never one to rest on his laurels, Pat has formed many exciting new businesses and led adventures that keep him busy and stimulate his keen interest and passion for people, places, and wildlife.
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