Keynote Speaker: Jim Davidson
During his 30 years of high-altitude climbs, rescues and dramatic survival situations, Jim has:
Summited the sixth highest peak in the world (Cho Oyu at 26,906 feet in Tibet)
Climbed and led expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico & Nepal
Spent more than a year of his life sleeping in soggy tents
Volunteered to rescue other hikers and climbers on numerous occasions
Been commended twice by the U.S. National Park Service for leadership and personal sacrifice on mountain rescues
Saved himself from 80-feet deep inside a glacial crevasse
With training in wilderness first aid, avalanche safety, and vertical rescue, Jim honed his resilience expertise in the field as an expedition leader, ice climbing instructor, and mountain rescuer. Jim has:
Of special interest, Jim’s compelling survival story is featured in a one-hour episode of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” on Animal Planet (the “Killer Crevasse” episode from 2011).
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