Laurie Skreslet's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
On October 5th, 1982, Laurie Skreslet became the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest.
Since then, Laurie Skreslet has recognized the parallel between climbing the mountain and the challenges people face daily in the business community. By sharing these similarities with over 2000 organizations, Laurie Skreslet has become an expert motivational speaker and touched the lives of more than 500,000 people.
But Laurie Skreslet hasn't retired from climbing. Over the years he has participated in more than 30 world-class expeditions into the Canadian Rockies, Nepal, South America and India. And Laurie continues to operate his Business Leadership and Challenge Courses in the Canadian Rockies.
Laurie Skreslet wrote the bestselling book To the Top of Everest. It was nominated in two categories, the "Children's Choice" Award and the "Canadian Book of the Year for Children" Award.
Everyone has their own "mountains of endeavor" to climb, and Laurie Skreslet inspires his audiences to reach their best, overcome fear of the unknown, and go beyond their self-imposed limits.
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A clear parallel exists between the challenges of world-class mountain climbing and the challenges people face daily in business. Laurie Skreslet brings this parallel to life with his thrilling description of his history-making climb to the top of Mount Everest. Laurie Skreslet's inspiring, captivating presentation, complete with spectacular multi-media visuals, conveys how personal commitment, teamwork, preparation, planning and dedication to excellence were central to his success reaching the summit of the world's tallest mountain and are central to success in the corporate world.
Laurie Skreslet has been a professional mountaineer for over 3 decades with extensive experience in the North American Rockies, South American Andes and Asian Himalayas. His expertise spans technical ice climbing, rock climbing, alpine and high altitude mountaineering.
Laurie is a Certified ACMG Guide (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), with over 32 high altitude expeditions to his credit. He has also been an instructor at the Colorado and Canadian Outward Bound Mountain Schools, teaching over 45 courses.
Laurie Skreslet has led over 20 guided trips to climb Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and one of the Seven Summits.