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Millennium and Beyond
In the spring of 1999 a team of three mountaineers
planned to climb Everest, it’s neighboring high
peaks Lhotse and Nuptse and conduct a series of
experiments utilizing the Global Positioning System
network. Accompanied by two film makers and
scientists from National Geographic, the Boston Museum
of Science and MIT, the climbers were able to retrieve
the most accurate data ever taken from Mount Everest
leading to development of the most accurate
topographical and geological Maps currently available.
From their expedition we learned that Everest is not
only still growing taller but is also moving
north-east further into Tibet!
But Everest Millennium and Beyond is much more than a
story about a scientific team on Mount Everest. It is
told by Pete Athans, six time Everest summiter, who
has been traveling in Nepal, Tibet, China and Pakistan
for more than 20 years. A frequent contributor to
National Geographic Television, Pete has been on the
summit of Everest more than any other western climber
and was awarded the highest citation given by the
American Alpine Club for his rescue of Beck Weathers
in 1996. His presentation documents the surreal
beauty of Everest in still photography and video, from
base camp to the summit. More importantly, Pete
illuminates the lives and culture of the Sherpas who
reside in the high valleys surrounding the world’s
highest mountain. If you ever wanted to climb
Everest or contemplate its sublime beauty don’t miss
resume includes 7 of the 14 8000 meter peaks,
including: He summited K2 via Abruzzi ridge, Dhaulagiri via north
ridge; Broad Peak solo via west face; Nanga Parbat; Gasherbrum 2 Alpine style;
Peak (Gasherbrum 1); Everest via SE ridge. Leader of Jagged
Globe commercial expedition.
D. Keaton: David
is the fifteenth mountaineer to have completed both
versions of the Seven Summits, and in 1995 became the
first person to complete both the Seven Summits and
the highpoints of the fifty U.S. states.
recently, David has been pursuing exploratory
mountaineering and photography in some of the world's
lesser known regions, making significant first ascents
in Tajikistan's remote Muzkol Pamir, Greenland's
Lindbergh Field, and the long forbidden north side of
Turkey’s Mount Ararat. He
has spoken to numerous audiences on the subjects of
mountain exploration, goal-setting, and achievement.
Corporate speaking engagements are of particular
interest because of his background in telecom
marketing and education (Wharton Graduate School of
Limits to What We Can Achieve
Alexander, a world-class skier, climber, and
mountaineer is achieving his goals while playing an
instrumental role in helping others to achieve their
he defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest with his
blind- friend Erik Weihenmayer.
Currently he is planning his next adventure to
Russia with Erik, to climb and ski Mt. Elbrus, at
18,500 ft – one of the seven summits (the highest
points on each of the seven continents).
Making this the first-ever blind ski descent of
Mt Elbrus. When
not instructing disabled skiers in Vail, Colorado Eric
directs Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that
educates and encourages youth with disabilities in the
outdoors. For more
on Eric see here.
Swee Chiow: Khoo
Swee Chiow climbed Mt Everest in 1998. In 1999, he
trekked to the South Pole, covering a distance of
1,125km in 57 days. Last year, he completed the Seven
Summits and became the 1st South East Asian to achieve
this feat. Recently, he climbed an 8000 meter peak in
Tibet without oxygen aid. Next year, he will attempt
North Pole again to complete the Adventure Grand
has been called Singapore's very first professional
adventurer. However, he is happier to simply let
people know that he is merely living his dreams. One
of his powerful messages is "If I can climb Mt
Everest, so can you."
Vrijlandt is the first and only Dutchman to summit
Everest via the North side. He climbed six of the
seven summits and plans for 2002/2003 to climb Mount
Vinson and Kangchenjunga North Face. He lives in
Amsterdam and has been a motivational speaker for many
companies and organizations. Frits gives lectures in
Dutch and English.
Adventurer, climber, Physician Assistant and
public speaker…Jeff has spent over half of his
life traveling the continents in search of
adventure. From guiding the Duchess of York on a
rock climb to leading a blind man to the summit of
Mt Everest, Denali, and El Capitan, Jeff has
sought out challenges that require intense
preparation, teamwork and commitment.
translates the lessons he has learned from his
adventures into applicable themes we can use in
our daily professional and private lives. He draws
on many of the metaphors hidden in the world of
adventure and brings them to his audience in a
humorously inspiring way.
are potent and tactile...reminding his audiences that
it is critical to focus on detail, embrace small
successes, and disregard the expectations others
create in order to achieve your own potential. Jeff is
now preparing for the “7th summit”...a climb up Papua
New Guinea’s Carstensz Pyramid. His ongoing adventures
continue to create “the perfect message” useful in
today’s rapidly evolving world...one of teamwork,
vision, focus and fun.
O'Donnell, a world-class mountaineer for 30 years, is
one of the most respected corporate trainers and
personal life coaches in the world today. O'Donnell's
life is a story of challenge, commitment and survival.
When not guiding blind or physically challenged
climbers to the summits of the world's highest peaks,
O'Donnell assists top executives from around the world
develop new insight for leadership and organization.
In May, 2001, O'Donnell and teammates summited
Everest. On the expedition, he served as a guide to
climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to reach
the top of the world. O'Donnell has perfected a guiding and coaching technique that
enables the blind and physically challenged to reach
new levels of achievement in difficult mountain
brings that same passion for instruction into the
corporate environment. When
guiding or motivating a work force through a
tumultuous business atmosphere, O'Donnell delivers
with the magic of an alchemist. Michael O'Donnell
delivers a high impact multi-media presentation
designed to give his audience "take it to work
and use it tomorrow" principles and techniques.
Waechter reached the summit of Mt. Everest
(29,035 feet) on May 25th 2001. With the
ascent of Mt. Everest, he successfully completed
climbing the highest peak on each of the
world’s seven continents, becoming the 58th
person to conquer the Seven Summits (including
Kosciuszko). The other six mountains are
Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt. Kosciuszko in
Australia, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. McKinley in
Alaska, Mt. Aconcagua in South America, and Mt.
Vinson in Antarctica. John’s
presentation focuses mainly on his ascent of Mt.
Everest, but also includes pictures and stories
of these other mountains. With his
background in business, mountaineering, and
other endurance commitments, including the
completion of seven marathons, John’s
presentation is well suited to outdoor
enthusiasts and business audiences.
Presentations From his opening question Byron Smith
challenges, inspires, and motivates audiences with an
emotionally engaging and awe-inspiring multimedia
rare combination of husband, father, successful
businessman and mountain climber, Byron tells an
incredible story of risk, reward, and success as he
relives with audiences his fascinating journey to the
top of the world - Mount Everest. At the heart of
Byron Smith: See You at the Top™, however, is an
essential and universal strategy for setting and
achieving goals. Drawing clear and practical parallels
between his Everest 2000 Expedition and his proven
business processes, Byron offers profound insight on:
Smith was the leader and climber of the
Everest 2002. A mountain climber, CEO, and author of
the book "Byron Smith, See You at the Top".
delivered over 1,000 presentations to corporate and
professional audiences totaling more than 500,000
people in many countries worldwide. He is an award
winning car dealer.
and professionally, Byron Smith: See You at the Top
™ is guaranteed to inspire and motivate you to
explore your own "Leader From Within”.
Climber and Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch;
gives an outstanding and motivating presentation
on the similarities between his successful climb of
Mount Everest in May 2001 and his successful
strategies in investing for his clients: " I
have learned three rules in life, and confirmed
them once again on Everest : CALCULATED RISK,
DISCIPLINE and PATIENCE!" This
will be a highly entertaining event on how to
overcome the obstacles and achieve your goals!
mystery of Mallory & Irvine has attracted the
attention of generations of climbing and armchair
mountaineers because theirs is a thrilling saga of
great daring on slender resources. Tom Holzel has
spent 30 years researching this enduring story,
and-astonishingly-- predicted in 1971 that the
body of Mallory or Irvine could still be found on
the 8200m snow terrace along with a camera that
could solve the greatest mystery of 20thcentury
exploration: Did Mallory reach the summit of Mt.
Everest in 1924 before perishing on the descent.
Holzel's search for answers is itself a
fascinating historical detective story. Laced with
ridicule at the thought of finding anything on
Everest's bleak slopes, he finally mounted the
first expedition to seek the answer. When
Mallory's body was discovered in 1999 a few meters
from where he had predicted, new clues were
uncovered that revealed the certain fate of the
two pioneers of Everest. And the mystery has
finally been solved.
greatest team the ever climbed on Mt. Everest.” –
Cherilla brings you his inspiring story of setting
goals and making them happen as he relates his
experiences as Erik Weihenmayers’ climbing partner
and friend. A
former master teacher and champion coach for
inner-city students, Kevin served as base camp manager
for the NFB 2001 Everest Expedition during which Erik
became the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest.
Since 1993, Kevin has traveled the world with
Erik; rock and ice climbing, running marathons, biking
As a team they have learned how to communicate
and create systems to be more efficient and effective
both on the mountain and in everyday situations.
Together, they have exceeded the limitations
society imposes on us and have shattered the
perceptions of what can be accomplished.
Kevin shares his adventures, the challenges and
hardships that had to be overcome in the face of fear
and danger, and the lessons learned while accompanying
story highlights the power of positive thinking and
the importance of motivating the team to focus on the
tasks ahead. Kevin
describes the need for teamwork and coordinating the
talents of people from diverse backgrounds in his
successful role as base camp manager.
Audiences are captivated by Kevin’s tales of
daring mountain rescues and critical decision-making
on summit day. Kevin’s
multimedia presentation gives his audience the
ambition to achieve more, reach into the unknown, set
goals for success and overcome the challenges and
obstacles we face every day.
His energetic, love-of-life personality will
give you the motivation and desire to “Reach Beyond
Convention” and “Summit Your Own Everest One Step
At A Time.”
father and son climbing team have climbed together
since Deryl was six years old. Hear about their unique
relationship and how setting extra-ordinary goals as a
family can impact your life. In the spring of 2001 as they
both stood at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall they
were about to begin the biggest challenge of their
life on the worlds highest and one of the most deadly
mountains in the world, Mt. Everest. Experience first
hand the successes and set backs they faced and the
difficult decision that was made that would for the
first time ever on a mountain separate the two. Hear
and experience the many parallels between climbing,
business and relationships as they speak from the
heart with passion.
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