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Dec 2012
- EVEREST: HIGH EXPECTATIONS is a new digital book which which summiteer Pat Morrow recounts the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition on which John Amatt was the expedition business manager, As a bonus, it also includes the story of the 1986 Canadian Everest Expeditions as told by the first North American woman to summit Mount Everest - Sharon Wood

Click here for more information, or here to get your copy today!


Sep 2012
- Wondering what you can expect from a John Amatt presentation?  Here are some recent photos of John
Amatt speaking in Washington, DC, at a breakfast event organized by the business development company, ACCELERENT.

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Mar 2011 -
Every now and then something lands out of the blue, something so important and so brilliant you wonder how it’s been kept secret, especially secret for nearly fifty years. Such is the case with Tony Howard's new book "Troll Wall".  The book is an account of the 1st Ascent of the infamous Troll Wall in Norway in 1965.  John Amatt was part of this bold expedition, and the story is as remarkable today as it was then.

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Nov 2010 -
John Amatt is the perfect speaker to help your organization move forward in unpredictable times

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Sep 2010 - John Amatt's "No Mountain Too High: Challenging Change with the Adventure Attitude" presentation has been described by a senior executive as "The best he had ever heard".

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Facing the worst economic times of a generation, now is the perfect time to book a John Amatt presentation...

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Everest 82 - a two part, four hour mini-series depicting the events of the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition is scheduled to air August 31st and September 1st, 2008 on CBC television.

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An audience of more than 200 benefited from John Amatt's 'No Mountain To High' presentation at an event sponsored by the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Click here to read the article from 'Voyageur Magazine' a John Amatt Presentation? It is often difficult to quantify how effective a presentation is to your audience, but if anyone can do it, the Society for Human Resource Management can.  After John Amatt's recent presentation to the SHRM Colorado State Conference, they followed up the session with this informative audience evaluation.

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In recent months, John Amatt has travelled to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador (famous for the visit of Charles Darwin during his "Voyage of the Beagle" expedition, which took place from 1831 to 1836) and the Tanzanian National Parks of Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro/Olduvai Gorge to research material for his new topic, "The Evolution of Change". He is seeking to identify the natural processes that lead to change and to investigate why we as humans spend so much effort resisting it. 

Watch out for more details of this innovative approach to leading change!



The Irish News featured this informative question and answer session with John Amatt

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John Amatt was profiled in a Wall Street Journal feature entitled “Winning Metaphors: At Office Retreats Tales of Adversity Fire Up the Staff”, by George Anders (October 13, 2006), in which John’s use of the “adventure metaphor” was strongly endorsed. 

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CBC Television has produced a documentary to revisit first Canadian ascent of Mount Everest.  The one-hour documentary not only uses original video footage, still photographs and audio recorded radio transmissions to tell the story of the expedition, it traces the lives of the climbers, including John Amatt, from that fateful expedition to where they are today. Read more in this article from the Canmore Leader, April 2006. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.


In this question and answer session with QualityWorld magazine, John Amatt talks about the motivating influences in his life and shows how the 'spirit of adventure' can motivate anyone to reach for heights unimagined and achieve goals unattained.


In John Amatt's Essay entitled No Mountain Too High John recounts his adventures and the lessons everyone can can learn and apply in any walk of life.  John has developed a new presentation of the same name based on these principles. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.


After 20 years of professional speaking, John Amatt's  has amassed an extensive and diverse client list.  Click here to view a list  of companies who have benefited from John Amatt's "Adventure Attitude™" philosophy. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.



For Speakers Bureaus -
Information is the key to effectively matching a speaker to a client - use these great Sales Talking Points when recommending John Amatt to your clients and be sure to close the deal!



Published by National Geographic Press in association with the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture, Extreme Landscape brings together the original work of 19 renowned writers, explorers, adventurers, and scientists who share a passion for, and a commitment to, the world’s extreme environments. Featuring contributions from such authors as Reinhold Messner, Wade Davis, and John Amatt, Extreme Landscape is a meditation on the indelible effect of extreme environments on our lives—and of our equally indelible impact on these landscapes.

Professional Speaker John Amatt - Brochure in PDF

Get professional speaker John Amatt's Keynote Presentation brochure in PDF format.
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Celebrating 25 Years of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, "Voices from the Summit" is an extraordinary tribute to the art of mountaineering from the world's greatest living climbers.   Edited by One Step Beyond President John Amatt and Bernadette MacDonald, Director of the Banff Festival for Mountain Films.


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