“Life’s Expedition Experience”
Robert Chang is
a mountaineer, rock climber, professional guide and inspirational speaker. He
started climbing in 1987 and has ventured all over the globe. From climbing
the big walls in Yosemite Valley, to peaks such as Mount Everest and Ama
Dablam in the Himalaya - his climbing adventures have defined the core of what
he calls “life’s expedition experience”.
Sometimes dubbed as one of the most “unintended climbers”, Robert’s
multi-media presentation inspires audiences at all levels. From his very
humble beginning – in which he confronted his fear of heights, dislike towards
outdoor activities, to his new found role and its adjoining responsibilities
as a guide, to climbing mountains at extreme altitude, the story of his
journey transcends the difficulties that all people encounter in real life.
In 2001, Robert’s older sister, Marie, passed away from a rare form of cancer.
He had spent many months before this life altering experience at her side in
her home taking care of the difficult tasks of hospice. Upon her passing in
which he was present, he learned the true meanings of the words: energy,
commitment, courage, honor, life and death. Through this very touching and
personal event, Robert integrates the deeper meanings of these concepts into
the world of climbing – and brings out these themes of vision and spirit in
his powerful presentations.
The expedition experience focuses on the concepts of perspectives, learning,
assuming responsibility, the journey, and the outcome; all elements of
climbing - which are clear metaphors on how we live and interact. The
expedition experience on a mountain, is a vivid example of the processes in
which we operate in our daily lives, whether at our jobs or in our personal
lives. The expedition experience shows the importance of how we form
perspectives, how we see ourselves in relation to others, and what motivates
us to act. The deeper key to his inspiring talks is that Robert now climbs “to
benefit others” .
He recently started Climbing For A Cure that promotes a message of hope,
inspiration and call to action for individuals and businesses alike. He
dedicates his climbing now to raise awareness to nationally recognized cancer
organizations such as the Breast Cancer Fund.
The expedition experience is a real-life example of human challenge and our
ability to overcome diversity in a difficult environment.
"In watching my sister fight this difficult disease like climbing a mountain,
it dawned upon me that if I could continue my life with just one-percent of
the energy and courage that she exhibited, I would have the spirit and vision
to complete any mountain -- real or metaphysically - for the benefit of
I hope to share this valuable wisdom that is borne from my mountain climbing
which prepares me for the challenges in my personal and business life.” -
Everest Climber, author and
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