Jamie Andrew is a mountaineer who, despite having no hands and feet, has made some incredible ascents all over the world. As a quadruple amputee, Jamie has also made many other remarkable achievements, raising many thousands of pounds for charity in the process.
Jamie Andrew is an incredible mountaineer from Scotland who lost his hands and feet in a horrific accident in the French Alps.
Miraculously, despite his handicap, Jamie has carried on with his mountaineering career and has made some amazing ascents all over the world, raising many thousands of pounds for charity along the way.
He is a great inspiration and motivational speaker and tells his story with passion, enthusiasm, sincerity and humour and invariably leaves no-one in the audience unaffected.
In July 2001 Jamie left the company for which he was working to pursue personal projects. His autobiography, Life and Limb, was published in March 2004 by Portrait to great acclaim. The book was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize and was the winner of the prestigious Banff Mountain Book Festival Prize for Literature.
Jamie has also written numerous articles about his adventures and experiences, published in The Scotsman, The Observer, Scotland on Sunday, The Sunday Mail and various climbing magazines.
He has given motivational talks to companies, conferences, mountaineering clubs, schools and universities throughout the UK and Europe.
His talks include aspects of attainable goals; problem solving – especially solving ‘big problems with small solutions’; and developing personal confidence through achievement.
“I am not sure if you appreciate the impact that you make on an audience and as someone in that audience this week you have made me think very hard about me getting more out of myself and giving a bit more of myself.” Kevin Doran, Scottish Executive.
“Brilliant, and I had lots of positive feedback from other people too. All of whom interested to hear the whole story, beyond just having a notion of what happened. Something to think about, reflect on, gives a different perspective on things we do – everyday or otherwise.” Clare Fennel, Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club President.