Ian Taylor is the owner and CEO of Ian Taylor Trekking, a travel company that specialises in hikes and climbs in far-flung places like Nepal, Tanzania, and Peru. He also speaks internationally about his expeditions and is an ambassador for the Fields of Life charity, which collaborates with rural East African communities to make quality education, clean water and healthcare more easily accessible.
He didn’t always intend to be an entrepreneur. Before he made the decision to follow his creative passion and travel the world while helping others do the same, he was an Assistant General Manager of a team of 150 at Europe’s largest leisure facility.
So how did he make the switch from his corporate job to Everest climber? We asked him a few questions to find out.
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