Laurie Skreslet
Laurie Skreslet

Laurie Skreslet

First Canadian to Summit Mt. Everest

Speaking Topics

  • Sports/Adventure
  • Motivation
  • Inspiration

Travels From

  • Canada

Speaker's Fee Range

    $7,500 - $10,000

Laurie Skreslet

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.

Laurie Skreslet was absolutely outstanding - clearly someone who not only has worked to achieve the exceptional in his own life but also has the linguistic skill and ability to communicate that philosophy to his audience.

Canada Life

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.

More About Laurie Skreslet . . .
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.

Suggested Keynote Programs
  • Climbing Your Own Everest
What People Are Saying

"A week after the conference, people are still talking about your wonderful and inspiring message... your presentation was clearly the highlight of the event."

- Robin Woods, Sprint

"You exceeded our expectations in every way. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a motivational speaker for any conference."

- Kari Harvey, Rural Economic Opportunities Conference

"Thank-you for your most inspiring presentation. Our sales team was captivated by your enthusiasm and your unique ability to associate your experience with our business environment. Presentations this profound are rare."

- Paul Drake, Novartis

"Your presentation to the group was nothing short of fantastic! You made it relevant to our business while taking everyone on your journey to the summit. You truly made the conference the success it was because of your inspiring and ‘real' style."

- Daniel Geraci, Fidelity Investments