A Chester adventurer will tell the gripping story of his journey from Kelsall to Mount Everest with an illustrated talk at Cheshire County Sports Club this week.

Alex Staniforth will provide an illustrated talk and also be signing copies of his book ICEFALL at the event on Friday.

The 20-year-old long distance runner faced obstacles through childhood such as epilepsy, stammering, mental health problems and bullying, to eventually become part of the two biggest disasters in Everest history.

Both attempts to reach the summit ended in tragedy with the 2014 avalanche, and last year, where he narrowly survived the avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake.

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His debut book, endorsed by Bear Grylls, tells an inspirational account of overcoming adversity.

The talk and book signing, hosted by West Cheshire Athletic Club, will take place at Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton By Chester, CH2 1PR, this Friday, (May 13), with doors opening at 6.30pm, the talk starting at 6.45pm, and the event scheduled to finish at 8.30pm.

The cost of the event is £5 (inclusive of hot drinks and refreshments), payable on the door.