On this Episode of Unbound Conversations
From the Nepalese wilderness to conquering peaks of the world's highest mountains, Krishna shares how leaders can navigate uncertainty, make compassionate and bold decisions, and integrate Eastern wisdom with Western philosophies to life live with a deeper understanding of humanity.
Krishna takes us back to the mindset shift required to conquer the competitive Gurkha selection process, battling self-doubt and failure to succeed on his second attempt. You’ll hear how he had to forgive his parents to progress in life and how he led expeditions, including leading the first-ever double amputee to summit Mount Everest.
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About the Guest
Krish Thapa is a world-class high-altitude mountaineer, ex-SAS Mountain leader & professional guide who integrates ancient wisdom and philosophy into modern leadership and lives.
He was the first Gurkha to pass selection into the British SAS, where he was head of the Mountain Troops and mental health first aider and has been at the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan in countless challenging situations.
He has completed a raft of world first’s including leading the largest Summit group up Everest of 13 UK Special Forces and Gurkha and he was the first serving Warrant officer to scale Mt Everest & K2. He has also skied from the summits of Dhaulagiri and other 8000m peaks. He has guided amputees, blinds, deaf, Parkinson’s disease sufferers and PTSD veterans on expedition in Africa, Europe, and the Himalayas of Nepal.
He has just come back from yet another world first achievement leading the first above the knee double amputee safely to the summit of Mount Everest in what is considered as one of the most deadly years Everest has ever seen. This project reflects Krish’s personal life ambition since leaving the British SAS dedicating his life to supporting others to achieve their goals and transcending their limitations.
- The military mindset required to succeed in his recent Everest expedition.
- Solving problems through forgiveness.
- Merging Eastern and Western philosophies.
- The impact of having a clear long-term vision on decision-making.
- The three principles leaders must adopt which helped Krishna succeed on the battlefield, mountain peaks and in daily life.
- The Buddhist philosophy and mindset to find inner peace.