Peter Hillary joins Lindblad cruise

If you could ask one thing of the man who completed the first successful trek up Mount Everest on a Lindblad expedition, what would it be?

Well get your question ready, because Peter Hillary has agreed to share his many stories on board Lindblad’s Kimberley cruise in August this year.

The son of New Zealand mountaineer and explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter has an extensive history in adventure having completed around 40 mountaineering expeditions.

Mount Everest is just one of many mountains he’s successfully climbed, having trekked the highest mountain on every continent five times.

He was the sole survivor of a storm on K2, the world’s second highest mountain. And he travelled extensively across Australia where he climbed and skied the Snowy Mountains, filmed shark frenzies in the Coral Sea and rode a motorbike more than 14,000km around the perimeter of the continent.

As part of Lindblad’s Global Perspectives program, Peter’s presence on board will give cruisers the opportunity to travel with a world-class personality and hear his stories in a Zodiac, over a drink or during dinner.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic business development director Jeremy Lindblad said:

“We believe Peter will add significantly to the experience of all guests, as they will not only have the opportunity to listen to his talks, but also to interact with him throughout the voyage.”

“Peter’s work with Himalayan schools and hospitals is inspirational, and he shares the same adventurous spirit that Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has.”

Peter will join Lindblad’s Spice Islands 15-day expedition in Western Australia departing August 10, 2014.

The cruise commences in Broome and explores the Kimberley before sailing to remote island villages of Indonesia.

Rates start at $11,155 per person twin-share.