Experience the adventure and team challenges as four
climbers head off for a month to tackle one of the highest mountains in North
America. How do they plan and prepare themselves and then survive the physical
and emotional challenges? Learn about the behind-the-scenes aspects of
managing, planning and executing a project of this size, while being entertained
with a multimedia record of the entire expedition. Some of the aspects covered
Safety. The team is crossing the largest non-polar
glacier in the world, exposed to some of the world’s worst weather, high
altitude, extreme winds, knife-edge ridges, and avalanches - without any access
to outside emergency help.
Risk Analysis. A single mistake could mean that the
team will not return alive. The team must be fully self sufficient and prepared
for any emergency
Team composition. You’re physically tied to your
team members for three weeks and will eat, sleep and work together continuously
for four weeks. Management of personality conflicts - readily and effectively,
is a necessity. Building and sustaining a trust relationship is paramount.
Building a team that brings the appropriate traits together is key to success.
Logistical issues. How do you prepare, package
and move a months worth of supplies into the Yukon and then almost 20,000 feet
up a mountain?
Whether you are managing teams or projects and
regardless of the setting, this presentation provides principles, practical
advice and motivation.
Mount Logan – East Ridge Ascent
presentation covers an ascent of the technical East Ridge of Mount Logan
(Canada’s highest peak). Each leg of the journey is shown in pictures and music,
interspersed with a talk on the progress and challenges faced during the
The speaker, Ken Wiens, has been climbing for 32 years, and
has been a management consultant for over 25. Audiences from large corporations,
non-profit, and public sector groups through to schools and youth organizations
have Ken speak regularly. A focus on maintaining a healthy life style, goal
setting, team building, and perseverance in extreme situations is highlighted
For your corporate event, this presentation can be tailored
to emphasize specific elements of your agenda. Please contact us for more
information. We are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and can be reached