Stacy Allison’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Stacy Allison brings a vast range of experiences and knowledge to her energetic and dynamic presentations. Ms. Allison is best known as the “First American woman to summit Mt. Everest.” Stacy Allison is also the president of her own residential building company. Ms. Allison serves on the Board of Trustees of National University and is the Chairperson for The Oregon Lung Association’s fundraiser, Reach the Summit. She is also a successful author and committed mother of two.
At the age of 21, Stacy Allison began major alpine climbing and achieved rapid success. Within a year, she reached the top of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, the highest point in North America, and was part of the first successful women’s ascent of Ama Dablam, the 22,495 foot peak known as Nepal’s Matterhorn. These accomplishments provided the groundwork for much greater achievements, including the ascent of the tallest peak in the Russian Pamir Range, as well as her first Everest challenge.
On her first attempt on Mt Everest, Stacy Allison did not summit. Stacy later returned to Mt. Everest with the Northwest American Everest Expedition, and on September 29, 1988, after twenty-nine days on the mountain, Stacy Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 29,028 feet.
Stacy Allison then went on to become the leader of a successful K2 expedition, the world’s second highest mountain, considered to be the most difficult peak on Earth to climb. Three of the team of seven made it to the top; after an accident to the third, in keeping with her view of teamwork and leadership, Ms. Allison and the others descended. “In any endeavor, leaders should inspire members of the team with a passion for success, ” Stacy says, “but within the framework of team effort. One of the most crucial things to realize, feel and remember, is that when one team member succeeds, the entire team succeeds.”
More About Stacy Allison . . .
Stacy Allison’s experiences extend well beyond the mountains. She also owns and operates Stacy Allison General Contracting. She and her team of builders specialize in high-end restoration. In the spirit of giving back to her community, Stacy Allison Chairs the American Lung Association of Oregon’s largest fundraiser, Reach the Summit.
Stacy Allison’s first book, Beyond The Limits: A Woman’s Triumph on Everest, is a suspenseful, triumphant adventure story. Her second, Many Mountains to Climb; Reflections on Competence, Courage and Commitment is an exciting anecdotal account of climbing challenges practically applied to help readers plot their way more surely to professional and personal success. Ms. Allison also contributed a chapter on Leadership in the book, Upward Bound.
Stacy Allison’s mission is to motivate people to move beyond limitations and reach for their dreams. She challenges her audiences to lay the foundation for risk taking by accepting full responsibility for their lives. Stacy Allison also emphasizes the importance of recognizing and valuing everyone’s contribution as a team member in life’s pursuits.
Mountains, though seemingly a planet apart from the world of business, are a rich source of practical insights for executives, managers and individuals alike. They are high-altitude laboratories for leadership, team dynamics, risk-taking, vision, and change management. Stacy Allison combines her mountain experience with her business knowledge to create keynotes that consistently hit the mark to inspire and provide tremendous take home value.