Canadian to reach the summit of Mount Everest
"I know that if I want to keep going
higher, to see the ground I've come from in a better light, with a better view, I've got
to let go of things in the past and go for new things."
On October 5th 1982, Laurie Skreslet became the first Canadian to summit Mount
Everest, the world's highest mountain. He and his team had spent over five years
planning and raised more than $3,000,000.00 to make the attempt possible. They had
overcome the horror of four team members' deaths in the infamous Khumbu Icefall. Laurie
personally had to recover from three cracked ribs incurred in a fall early in the climb.
Despite these and countless other adversities he had accomplished mountaineering's
ultimate achievement - and made history in the process.
When Laurie returned home to Canada. the demand to hear his
account of this dramatic story was overwhelming. It immediately became clear that the
story of Everest held many close parallels to the challenges that individuals and
businesses were facing everyday.
In a sense we all have mountains to climb. They may not be true
mountains but in striving to reach them their importance can make them Everest's' in their
own right. In his presentation Laurie focuses on the principles of achievement Which
enabled him to reach his Everest goals and which can be applied by anyone trying to
achieve difficult goals of their own.
During Laurie's presentation your organization will learn:
Laurie's high energy
presentation will immediately get the attention of your audience and keep it. Using
expertise gained from over 30 years mountaineering, he has given over 1400 presentations
to corporate and professional groups. Laurie educates, entertains, and motivates
while imparting the wisdom gained from a lifetime of adventure. Most importantly your
audience will leave with a better understanding of what it takes to reach the summits in
their own personal and professional lives.
Sales Team was captivated by your enthusiasm and your unique ability to associate your
experience with our business environment as well as life in general. I truly believe
we grew as a group and as individuals in those few hours we spent with you."
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