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Jamie Clarke


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Jamie Clarke

Canadian adventurer and mountaineer

Jamie Clarke and Alan Hobson have made two expeditions to Mount Everest, first in 1991 and then in 1994. Together they made Canadian communications history in 1991 by sending the first live radio reports from Everest via satellite.

They were co-organizers of the 1994 expedition, with 14 members, a $500,000 budget, and the goal of being the first Canadians to scale Mount Everest without bottled oxygen. Both were nominated for the Order of Canada, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a Canadian citizen.

They are currently organizing the 1997 North American Mount Everest Expedition, with the intent of gaining the summit on May 10, 1997 at 12:10 pm.

Adventurers both, they participate in many physically and mentally demanding sports, including ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, high altitude climbing, white water rafting, parachuting, bobsled, luge, marathon running, hang gliding and bungee jumping.

Both Jamie Clarke and Alan Hobson have extensive public speaking experience. Clarke is a former reporter for a major market radio station, and live on-site announcer at many international events. Hobson is the author of four books on adventure and achievement, and was recently invited to write the biography of hockey legend Gordie Howe.

They have spoken to numerous North American corporations and associations, including…General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Hibernia Management Development Co. Ltd., Hudson Foods, Strong Funds, Great West Life, CIBC Wood Gundy, Human Resources Development Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Department of Justice, Mobil Oil Corp., Chevron, Century 21 Real Estate, Nestl√© and Sony.

What Jamie Clarke Talks About:

  • Coping with Cataclysmic Change
  • Doing More with Less
  • Overcoming Uncertainty and Fear
  • Life and Death Leadership
  • Teamwork at the Top
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