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Buzz Aldrin

Living Hero, American Patriot, Space Pioneer & One of the Bravest Explorers of All Time

Living Hero, American Patriot, Space Pioneer & One of the Bravest Explorers of All Time Buzz Aldrin graduated 3rd in his class at West Point, was a jet fighter pilot in Korea, and earned his Doctor of Astronautics from MIT. …

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In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
California, United States


Stacy Allison

Businesswoman, Adventurer, Author, Motivational Speaker First American Woman to Summit Mt. Everest

Businesswoman, Adventurer, Author, Motivational Speaker First American Woman to Summit Mt. Everest  Stacy has climbed the world’s most famous mountains; now she is helping organizations around the globe scale their own monumental challenges. Keynote Speaker Mountains, though seemingly a planet …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Oregon, United States


Casey Anderson

Naturalist, Conservationist, and Animal Rights Activist.

Casey Anderson is an expert in animal rescue and rehabilitation best know for his best friend “Brutus” an orphaned North American Grizzly Bear Anderson rescued in 2002. At that time if the bear had survived he might have been euthanized …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Montana, United States


Chris Bashinelli

United Nations Speaker, National Geographic Young Explorer, PBS TV Host and Cross-Cultural Expert

United Nations Speaker, National Geographic Young Explorer, PBS TV Host and Cross-Cultural Expert Chris Bashinelli, also known as, “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Texas, United States


Wendy Booker

Author, Speaker, Mountain Climber, Marathoner, and Adventurer with Multiple Sclerosis

Author, Speaker, Mountain Climber, Marathoner, and Adventurer with Multiple Sclerosis Wendy Booker is on an amazing journey. Not only has she tackled marathons, mountains and ice… she’s doing it with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 1998, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Massachusetts, United States


David Breashears

Accomplished Mountaineer, Adventurer, Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Director, Cinematographer and Best-selling Author

 Accomplished Filmaker, Mountaineer, Adventurer, Best-Selling Author and Professional Speaker David Breashears is an American mountaineer and is best known for documenting his adventures on film. In 1985, he became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest twice. …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Massachusetts, United States


Captain Larry Brudnicki

U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Inspiration for the Motion Picture The Perfect Storm

U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Inspiration for the Motion Picture The Perfect Storm Captain Larry Brudnicki led two dramatic rescue missions during the worst weather in 100 years, dubbed “The Perfect Storm.” This harrowing story of real people battling for …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
New Hampshire, United States


Jamie Clarke

Extreme Adventurer; Entrepreneur; Performance Coach and Professor of Leadership

Extreme Adventurer; Entrepreneur; Performance Coach and Professor of Leadership Jamie Clarke is a natural born explorer. He grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada and fell in love with the outdoors at an early age. In his teens, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Unknown, Canada


Dennis Conner

World Champion American Yachtsman, Author, and Publisher

Four-Time Winner of the America’s Cup Four-Time Winner of the America’s Cup, U.S. Yachtsman of the Year, Author and Publisher Dennis Conner, also know as “Mr. America’s Cup” is the world’s most successful Americas Cup Skipper, a four time winner …

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Travels From
California, United States


Jim Davidson

Resilience Expert, Author, Adventure Speaker, and Expedition Leader

Resilience Expert, Author, Adventure Speaker, and Expedition Leader Jim Davidson is a resilience expert and professional speaker who provides presentations about personal resilience, resilient teamwork and resilient leadership. He speaks to top-quality organizations like Marriott, National Geographic, US Army, Nokia, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Colorado, United States


Ariane de Bonvoisin

Life-Balance Expert, CEO and Founder of First30Days

Life Balance Expert, CEO and Founder of First30Days Ariane de Bonvoisin is the CEO and founder of First30Days, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional and social or …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Unknown, South Africa


Susan Ershler

International Speaker, Business & Sales Executive, Author, Mount Everest Climber

Business Exec, Mount Everest Climber, International Speaker and Co-author of Together On Top of the World Susan Ershler tours the world speaking about her life journey and sharing with others her secrets for success, determination, and achieving seemingly impossible goals. …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Washington, United States


Jeff Evans

World-Class Adventurer, Mountaineering Guide, Author, Physician Assistant and Leadership Expert

World-Class Adventurer, Mountaineering Guide, Author, Physician Assistant and Leadership Expert For over 25 years, Jeff Evans’ global experiences as a worldclass mountaineer, guide and emergency medic have helped him master the skills of servant leadership, teamwork, communication and trust which …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Colorado, United States


Yossi Ghinsberg

Adventurer, Amazon Survivor, Eco-Entrepreneur and Inspiration for Major Motion Picture "Jungle" (2017) Starring Daniel Radcliffe

Adventurer, Amazon Survivor, Eco-Entrepreneur and Inspiration for Major Motion Picture “Jungle” (2017) Starring Daniel Radcliffe Yossi Ghinsberg’s business adventures include: a tech entrepreneur in the heart of Silicon Valley, VP of a groundbreaking medical corporation and the visionary behind Chalalan …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Unknown, Israel


Jack Hanna

Animal Expert, Conservationist & Director Emeritus of The Columbus Zoo

Animal Expert, Conservationist & Director Emeritus of The Columbus Zoo As a child, Jack spent his days cleaning animal cages for his local veterinarian and exploring the creek behind his house. Today, Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Ohio, United States


Peter Hillary

World Renowned Adventurer and Philanthropist

World Renowned Adventurer and Philanthropist There is nothing more inspirational than a great adventure, and the name Hillary is synonymous with adventure. ‘Growing up in the Hillary family, was quite an adventure…Adventure was compulsory’ Peter Hillary has said of his …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Todd Huston

Peak Performance Speaker, World-Record Holder, Author, Amputee

Peak Performance Speaker, World-Record Holder, Author, Amputee Todd Huston is an amputee, author, world record holder and inventor whose life is committed to inspiring others to be their best. With his journey of pain, determination and adventure, including his expedition …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Oklahoma, United States


Dewitt Jones

World-class Photojournalist, Motion Picture Director, Author and Keynote Speaker

World-class Photojournalist, Motion Picture Director, Author and Keynote Speaker Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers with a career stretching over twenty years. Director As a motion picture director, he had two documentary films nominated for Academy Awards …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Hawaii, United States


Erik Lindbergh

Son of Charles Lindbergh, X-Prize Co-Founder, Pilot, and Entrepreneur

Son of Charles Lindbergh, X-Prize Co-Founder, Pilot, and Entrepreneur Artist, entrepreneur and speaker, Erik Lindbergh is the grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. An avid pilot, Erik holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and glider ratings. In 1996, he helped …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Washington, United States


Cathy O’Dowd

World-Class Mountaineer, Adventurer, Author, and Motivational Expert

World-Class Mountaineer, Adventurer, Author, and Motivational Expert Cathy O’Dowd is the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, from both its north and south sides. Her first ascent of Everest happened in the midst …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Unknown, Spain


Brian O’Malley

Adventurer, Author, Climber, and Award-Winning Photographer

Adventurer, Author, Climber, and Award-Winning Photographer Adventurer, author and award-winning photographer, Brian O’Malley has entertained, empowered, and energized hundreds of audiences. By drawing parallels from his experiences, his multi-media presentations inspire audiences to better handle the everyday challenges and adventures …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Colorado, United States


John Paling

Emmy Award-winning wildlife filmmaker and environmentalist, he compares the worlds of nature and business.

John Paling is an environmental speaker and business consultant who transforms environmental responsibilities into business profits and discover practical solutions to today’s environmental challenges and tomorrow’s future. British business speaker and consultant, Dr. John Paling, has helped hundreds of businesses …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Florida, United States


Hayley Shephard

Adventurer, Excursionist, and Storyteller

Adventurer, Excursionist, and Storyteller Being born and raised in New Zealand, having owned, operated and lived on a 31ft sailboat and now residing on an island in the northern regions of Vancouver Island, it seems Hayley has spent her entire …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Unknown, Canada


David Miln Smith

Author of Hug the Monster: How to Embrace your Fears and Live Your Dreams

A real-life “Indiana Jones,” David Miln Smith is internationally renowned for taking on world-class physical and intellectual challenges. Trailblazer and innovator, he explores what is beyond social, psychological and physical horizons and provides a map to new uncharted territories. A …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Robert Swan

Robert Swan, OBE is one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and environmental leaders. 

The First Man to Walk to Both the North and South Poles Robert Swan, OBE (Officer of the British Empire), is one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and environmental leaders.  By age 33, Robert Swan became the first person …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Unknown, United Kingdom


Ed Viesturs

America's Foremost High-Altitude Mountaineer

America’s Foremost High-Altitude Mountaineer Ed Viesturs is widely regarded as America’s foremost high-altitude mountaineer. He is familiar to many from the 1996 IMAX Everest Expedition documentary. In 1992 he received the American Alpine Club Sowles Award for his participation in …

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In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Washington, United States


Sharon Wood

First North American woman to climb Everest

First North American Woman to Climb Everest On May 20, 1986, at 9:00 pm, Sharon Wood became the first North American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and just the sixth woman …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Unknown, Canada


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