Expedition Leader, Author, and
President of One Step Beyond WorldWide
"Adventure isn't hanging on a rope on the side
of a mountain. Adventure is an ATTITUDE that we must apply to the day-to-day
obstacles of life - facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our
resources against the unknown and, in the process, discovering our own unique
Amatt is Founder &
President ofOne Step
Beyond WorldWide, an innovative educational and motivational
company, whose mission is to encourage people to push beyond their
self-imposed limitations, to be more personally accountable for the
results of their own actions, and to embrace effective teamwork by
valuing the contribution of others. In this capacity, he has delivered
more than 1,800 presentations
and seminars in 44 countries and has been called “The World’s Best Adventure Speaker”.
native of Great Britain, for the past 30 years he has been a resident
of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and is the Founder
of theBanff Mountain Film
Festival, widely recognized as the world’s premiere showcase of
adventure documentary films.
is renowned in the international mountaineering community for making
the first ever climb of Europe's highest and steepest mountain face -
the 5000 foot "Vertical
Mile" Troll Wall in Norway. He was leader of an early
climbing expedition to Western China, which used camels to approach a
25,000-foot mountain before skiing to the summit, this being perhaps the
highest peak in the world to have been ascended and descended entirely
on skis. And more recently, he was the principal organizer and a
leader of Canada's first successful expedition to reach the top of the
world - the 29,035 foot summit
of Mount Everest – a climb that was televised live throughout
Canada and on ABC Nightline in the United States.
adventures are related in his autobiography, Straight to the Top and Beyond, in which he uses the metaphor of his
own adventures to develop a nine-step approach for scaling the heights
in today’s unpredictable global business environments.
Read more about
John Amatt's "Adventure Attitude" philosophy in the
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