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If you would like to hire an Everest speaker e-mail us today ! Prices range from $1000 to 20,000 plus expenses. Below is an sample list of climbers with brief descriptions, who are available as speakers for your functions.

Peteon Everest2.jpg (36475 bytes) Pete Athans; Everest 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 this show!

wpe1.jpg (3828 bytes) Andrew Lock: Andrew's 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; Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum 1);  Everest via SE ridge.  Leader of Jagged Globe commercial expedition.
DKPIC.jpg (24757 bytes) David 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. 

More 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 Business).

No Limits to What We Can Achieve

World-Class Adventurer

Eric Alexander

Eric Alexander, a world-class skier, climber, and mountaineer is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own.  Recently 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.

Img0017_2.jpg (64394 bytes) Khoo 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 Slam. 

He 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." 

FritsVrijlandt.jpg (5200 bytes) Frits Vrijlandt: Frits 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.
Jeff Evans- 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.

Jeff colorfully 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.

 These messages 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.

  • Michael O'Donnell- Everest Summit 2001

Michael 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 environments.  He 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.

John 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.
  • Byron Smith

hp_main.jpg (65219 bytes) Byron 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". Byron has 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.
Motivational Presentations From his opening question Byron Smith challenges, inspires, and motivates audiences with an emotionally engaging and awe-inspiring multimedia presentation. A 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:
  • Personal leadership
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Goal-setting
  • Commitment
  • Motivation
  • Problem-solving
  • Risk management
  • Success in life
Personally and professionally, Byron Smith: See You at the Top ™ is guaranteed to inspire and motivate you to explore your own "Leader From Within”.

French Canadian 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!
Save0014.jpg (49447 bytes) Kevin Cherilla – Base Camp Manager, NFB 2001 Everest Expedition

“The greatest team the ever climbed on Mt. Everest.” – Time Magazine

Kevin 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 and mountaineering.  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 Erik.  His 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.”

  • Leo and Deryl Kelly

The 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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