Ronnie Muhl

Ronnie Muhl is an athlete, adventurer, author and inspiring speaker, who appears both locally and internationally.

As an athlete, he has run over 100 marathons. He is a previous winner of the South African Masters Marathon championships for his age group and has a number of top 10 positions to his credit. He has run 20 Two Oceans marathons, with a best position of 30th place, in 3 hours and 34 minutes, and he has run 11 Comrades marathons.

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As an entrepreneur, he successfully manages three businesses: a speaking and training consultancy, a mountain adventure organization and a financial planning practice.

As an author, he has written Inspiration A treasury of wisdom and the second book in his Inspiration series will be available soon. Ronnie has also written of the adventures leading up to his summit of Mt Everest in Everest Surviving the Death Zone.

As an adventurer, he is on a quest to climb the Seven summits and in 2007 a the 7th South African to summit Mt Everest via the North-east Ridge.

In the last two years he has spent four months on the North Face of Mt Everest and what he endured there has changed his life forever. What he has to share might very well change yours. So, make sure your harness is buckled and your rope is tight, as Ronnie Muhl will no doubt take you right to the edge and when he finally brings you back, you will have glimpsed your very own Everest, with all its tears and triumphs.

Having stood on the peaks of six of the Seven Summits, Ronnie is on a quest to climb his seventh summit and he has many adventures to share with his audiences, inspiring them to live a more fulfilled life. In 2006 he spent two months on the North Face of Everest, unsuccessful in his bid to become the 10th South African to stand on her summit. He returned to the mountain in 2007 and on 23 May, fulfilled his dream by becoming the seventh South African to summit via the North-east Ridge – this time as leader of the first successful South African team to the North side of Everest in which three out of four climbers summited.

You can read about Ronnie’s adventures on Everest in his second book Everest: Surviving the Death Zone – an honest, insightful and gripping account of Ronnie’s journeys. Ronnie takes inspiration from his experiences and from the wisdom of mankind and has published Inspiration: A treasury of Wisdom, a book compiled from his weekly emailed newsletters in which he always imparts a gem of wisdom. Ronnie has produced five documentaries, which follow his mountain adventures, with his latest DVD following his successful summit of Everest. This dramatic production contains unique footage high in the Death Zone in one of the most inhospitable and beautiful places on our planet.

Ronnie is an established athlete with a number of top 10 positions to his credit. He has completed 20 Two Oceans Marathons and 11 Comrades Marathons with a best time of 6 hr 25 min. Ronnie has run his own financial planning practice since 1982. He is a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and for the last four years has qualified for the Top of the Table. He is currently serving on the Business Advisors Structure Committee of MDRT, having previously served on the Ethics Committee, the Practice Management Committee and on the International Management Council as the Zone Chair for Southern Africa.

But most importantly, Ronnie has been married since 1982 and lives in Cape Town with his wife and three wonderful children. He is constantly striving to be a better husband, father and overall a more enlightened, fun-loving and joyful human being.


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