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John Amatt

Best-Selling Author, Adventurer, Storyteller, and Expert on Change

    Topics & Types
    AdventureInspiration & MotivationTeamwork

    A native of Great Britain and a long-time resident of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, John Amatt has been leading expeditions to remote regions of the world for over 40 years, making many first ascents of previously unclimbed peaks.

    At the age of 20, he spent two weeks sleeping on tiny ledges while 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 24,757-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. More recently, John Amatt was a leader of Canada's first successful expedition to reach the top of the world-the 29,028 foot summit of Mount Everest-a climb that was broadcast live throughout Canada and on ABC Nightline in the United States.

    Building on these experiences, in 1984 John founded One 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 their own actions, and to embrace effective teamwork by valuing the contribution of others. He is also the Founding Director of the world-renowned Banff Mountain Film Festival.

    Called "The World's Best Adventure Speaker" by International Celebrity Management of Australia, he has delivered more than 1,800 keynote presentations and seminars to corporate and professional audiences in 44 countries around the world. In his best-selling book, Straight to the Top and Beyond, John uses the metaphor of his own adventures to develop a nine-step approach for scaling the heights in today's rapidly changing and unpredictable global business environments.

    Currently, John is host of an innovative new television and corporate development series entitled, Icons of Adventure.

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