Mars One

Record-breaking adventurer Adrian Hayes joins Mars One advisory board

Amersfoort, 18 January 2017 - Mars One is pleased to welcome Adrian Hayes to its advisory board. Hayes is a record-breaking adventurer and former British Army Gurkha officer, who has trekked from the coast to both Poles, summited K2 and crossed the length of Greenland amongst a lifetime of adventures.

"A one-way expedition to Mars is merely a modern-day extension of humankind’s intrinsic pioneering need to explore and stretch our boundaries to the farthest reaches of our world and beyond. It has its similarities with the longest expeditions on this planet also, and, aside promoting the project wherever I can, I look forward to sharing some insights on the mental challenges and team dynamics that the candidates will encounter on their ground breaking mission," says Hayes.

Hayes is also an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and professional business coach, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs worldwide, and an ambassador on economic, social & environmental sustainability, speaking, writing and campaigning on many related global issues.

Bas Lansdorp, CEO and co-founder of Mars One says, “We’re proud to welcome such an experienced modern day explorer of some of the most extreme and isolated environments on Earth to our advisory board. Participating in many long and arduous expeditions himself, Adrian Hayes understands the mental challenges our future astronauts will be facing and the importance of real teamwork to succeed in their journeys to and life on Mars.”

About Adrian Hayes

Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking polar explorer & adventurer, keynote speaker, business coach, author and campaigner. An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former Airbus Middle East Sales Director, British Army Gurkha Officer and Special Forces soldier, he has achieved more major adventure goals the past ten years than most people in the world - Everest, K2, the North Pole, South Pole, the length of Greenland by kite-ski, the Arabian Desert by camel, two Guinness World Records, two documentaries and one book.

Hayes is an internationally acclaimed keynote / motivational speaker and professional leadership, team, and executive coach, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs across the world.  A lifetime follower of international affairs and an ambassador on economic, social & environmental sustainability, he is also a member of several organisations and charities, regularly speaking, writing and campaigning on many contemporary world affairs. As a former qualified Paramedic and Nepalese speaker, he is also involved in an ongoing project providing medical assistance in the remote areas of Nepal.

He has featured in two television documentaries: the 2011 National Geographic Channel ‘Greenland Quest’ and the 2013 Discovery Channel ‘Footsteps of Thesiger’. His first book ‘Footsteps of Thesiger’ was published in 2013. His second book ‘K2 - The Tragedy and the Triumph’ will be published in October 2017.

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About Mars One
Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Before carefully selected and trained crews will depart to Mars, several unmanned missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement waiting for the first astronauts to arrive.

Mars One consists of two entities: the not-for-profit Mars One Foundation and the publicly trading Mars One Ventures AG [FRA: KCC], ISIN: CH0132106482. The Mars One Foundation implements, and manages the mission and owns the mission hardware. It also selects and trains the crews, and is building an ever growing community of experts and supporters that follow the progress of the mission and contribute to it.

Mars One Ventures holds the exclusive monetization rights around the Mars One mission. There are many revenue possibilities around the mission to Mars: merchandise, ads on video content, broadcasting rights, partnerships, Intellectual Property, events, games, apps, and many more.

For more information about Mars One, please visit