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Chris Warner

Chris Warner is an expert climber, teacher, entrepreneur, and author.

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Chris Warner Biography

Chris Warner has been teaching people how to exceed their perceived limits since 1982. In the early days, he took convicted felons from penitentiaries in New Jersey out into the woods. Now he prefers to take educators, MBA candidates and corporate groups through a similar learning process.

Chris is the founder of and director of Earth Treks, Inc, which operates three full service climbing centers specializing in rock and ice climbing instruction and international mountaineering expeditions. An American Mountain Guides Association certified Alpine Guide, Chris has been teaching climbing since 1983. In addition to helping thousands learn the basics of the sport, he has guided throughout the United States, the Alps, Africa, the Andes of Peru, Ecuador and Argentina, and the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet (including Everest).

Climbing internationally since 1987, Chris has summited over one hundred times on peaks over 19,000 feet. He has been the leader of several private expeditions to the Himalaya and Karakorum. In the Spring of 2000, Chris guided an international expedition to the North Ridge of Mount Everest. They were forced to retreat after two summit bids were ended by blizzard conditions. In 2001, he successfully guided Everests North Ridge, on an expedition in which 14 people reached the summit. His rescue of other climbers on Everest was featured in the September 2001 issue of National Geographic Adventure. Later that year, he returned to Tibet and climbed Mt. Shishapangma (8,037 m.) via the South Face. His 34 hour ascent and descent of this technical 7000 foot tall face was the first time an American has completely soloed an 8000 meter peak.

In 2003 Chris guided a team of 5 climbers on the North Ridge of Everest for the Outdoor Life Networks Global Extremes program. This reality TV show aired from early January until early June, 2003. In addition to OLN-TV, the program aired as a prime time special on ABC-TV. Chris summit bid ended when he was hit by a falling oxygen cylinder, as he was rescuing a group of climbers at 27,400 ft.

In 2004 Chris returned to the Himalaya, soloing Mt. Lhotse (27, 939 ft), the fourth highest peak in the world. From Nepal he traveled by himself to Pakistans Mt. Nanga Parbat (26,658 ft.). As a storm swept over the summit, he turned back within 300 feet of the top, suffering from frostbitten feet, but happy to be alive. In 2007, Chris lead the successful Shared Summits Expedition to K2, reaching the summit on July 20th. The team filmed their expedition for an NBC special.

Tales of his climbs have been published in Climbing, National Geographic Adventure, Sports Focus, Sports Illustrated, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, The American Alpine Journal, Mounteverest.net, and dozens of other publications and websites. Profiles of Chris and Earth Treks have appeared on Bloomberg Business News, CNBC, National Geographic TV and the Baltimore and Washington news programs. Chris has starred on numerous adventure based television programs on the following networks: NBC, ABC, The History Channel and OLN-TV. Chris is a regular guest on DC101s Elliot in the Morning Show, calling in from Tibet or Pakistan while on expeditions.

Chris has also shared his adventures with thousands of people, at more than 200 multi-media presentations. He has been the featured speaker for dozens of corporate groups and business schools including: Aegon, Monumental Life, Charles Schwabb, Raymond James Financial Services, Northrup Grumman, The Allegis Group, Deutsche Bank, The National Defense University, The University of Colorado, Loyola University's Executive MBA Program, University of Marylands MBA Program, Wharton Business School, and Johns Hopkins University. He has also contributed to Upward Bound, a book by entrepreneurs and climbers that explores the lessons learned in climbing that can be applied to operating a business. In his book High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success, Chris shares first-person examples from major mountain climbing expeditions, interspersed with scenarios from boardrooms around the globe.

Chris specializes in multi-media presentations, recounting his most epic climbs. His tales are riveting: with climbers falling though the air, being swept away by avalanches, plunging into icy crevasses, holding climbers as they breathe their last breaths, huddling on tiny ledges as blizzards rage, rescuing stranded partners and reaching wind swept summits. With a half dozen shows to choose from, Chris works with event organizers to best meet the needs of the group. A true strength of Warner's presentations is his ability to transfer the lessons of these extreme adventures to the challenges we all face. Unlike most adventurers on the speaking circuit, Chris owns a mid-sized company, with 175 employees. His experience as an entrepreneur provides him with practical solutions to everyday (and epic) problems.

Books
High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership)

High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership)

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Chris Warner Biography

Chris Warner has been teaching people how to exceed their perceived limits since 1982. In the early days, he took convicted felons from penitentiaries in New Jersey out into the woods. Now he prefers to take educators, MBA candidates and corporate groups through a similar learning process.

Chris is the founder of and director of Earth Treks, Inc, which operates three full service climbing centers specializing in rock and ice climbing instruction and international mountaineering expeditions. An American Mountain Guides Association certified Alpine Guide, Chris has been teaching climbing since 1983. In addition to helping thousands learn the basics of the sport, he has guided throughout the United States, the Alps, Africa, the Andes of Peru, Ecuador and Argentina, and the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet (including Everest).

Climbing internationally since 1987, Chris has summited over one hundred times on peaks over 19,000 feet. He has been the leader of several private expeditions to the Himalaya and Karakorum. In the Spring of 2000, Chris guided an international expedition to the North Ridge of Mount Everest. They were forced to retreat after two summit bids were ended by blizzard conditions. In 2001, he successfully guided Everests North Ridge, on an expedition in which 14 people reached the summit. His rescue of other climbers on Everest was featured in the September 2001 issue of National Geographic Adventure. Later that year, he returned to Tibet and climbed Mt. Shishapangma (8,037 m.) via the South Face. His 34 hour ascent and descent of this technical 7000 foot tall face was the first time an American has completely soloed an 8000 meter peak.

In 2003 Chris guided a team of 5 climbers on the North Ridge of Everest for the Outdoor Life Networks Global Extremes program. This reality TV show aired from early January until early June, 2003. In addition to OLN-TV, the program aired as a prime time special on ABC-TV. Chris summit bid ended when he was hit by a falling oxygen cylinder, as he was rescuing a group of climbers at 27,400 ft.

In 2004 Chris returned to the Himalaya, soloing Mt. Lhotse (27, 939 ft), the fourth highest peak in the world. From Nepal he traveled by himself to Pakistans Mt. Nanga Parbat (26,658 ft.). As a storm swept over the summit, he turned back within 300 feet of the top, suffering from frostbitten feet, but happy to be alive. In 2007, Chris lead the successful Shared Summits Expedition to K2, reaching the summit on July 20th. The team filmed their expedition for an NBC special.

Tales of his climbs have been published in Climbing, National Geographic Adventure, Sports Focus, Sports Illustrated, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, The American Alpine Journal, Mounteverest.net, and dozens of other publications and websites. Profiles of Chris and Earth Treks have appeared on Bloomberg Business News, CNBC, National Geographic TV and the Baltimore and Washington news programs. Chris has starred on numerous adventure based television programs on the following networks: NBC, ABC, The History Channel and OLN-TV. Chris is a regular guest on DC101s Elliot in the Morning Show, calling in from Tibet or Pakistan while on expeditions.

Chris has also shared his adventures with thousands of people, at more than 200 multi-media presentations. He has been the featured speaker for dozens of corporate groups and business schools including: Aegon, Monumental Life, Charles Schwabb, Raymond James Financial Services, Northrup Grumman, The Allegis Group, Deutsche Bank, The National Defense University, The University of Colorado, Loyola University's Executive MBA Program, University of Marylands MBA Program, Wharton Business School, and Johns Hopkins University. He has also contributed to Upward Bound, a book by entrepreneurs and climbers that explores the lessons learned in climbing that can be applied to operating a business. In his book High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success, Chris shares first-person examples from major mountain climbing expeditions, interspersed with scenarios from boardrooms around the globe.

Chris specializes in multi-media presentations, recounting his most epic climbs. His tales are riveting: with climbers falling though the air, being swept away by avalanches, plunging into icy crevasses, holding climbers as they breathe their last breaths, huddling on tiny ledges as blizzards rage, rescuing stranded partners and reaching wind swept summits. With a half dozen shows to choose from, Chris works with event organizers to best meet the needs of the group. A true strength of Warner's presentations is his ability to transfer the lessons of these extreme adventures to the challenges we all face. Unlike most adventurers on the speaking circuit, Chris owns a mid-sized company, with 175 employees. His experience as an entrepreneur provides him with practical solutions to everyday (and epic) problems.

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FAQs on booking Chris Warner

  • How to book Chris Warner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Warner for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Warner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Warner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Warner?

    Booking fees for Chris Warner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Warner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Warner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Warner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Warner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Warner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Warner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Warner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Warner for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Chris Warner generally travels from MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Pantalon, Ph.D., David Nour, Peter Bregman, Al Switzler and Rich Horwath. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Warner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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