On Top of the World: A Businessman’s Journey to the Summit of Everest
Why We Recommend it
In this talk presented by the Royal Geographic Society, Canadian investment banker and marathon runner Adam Janikowski will speak about his experience conquering Mount Everest.
About a decade ago, Janikowski was contacted by Scott Parazynski, a well-known American Astronaut, who asked him to join an expedition to climb Mount Everest. In doing so, Janikowski would help Parazynski make the record books as the first human to both go into space and climb the Himalayan mountain.
In May 2008, the pair met in Nepal and together they set off to tackle the Mount Everest. Along the climb they made great friends, came face to face with numerous difficulties and even lost over 40 pounds. With his talk, Janikowski hopes to encourage more people to get away from their desks more often, and to say yes when the telephone rings with a wild proposal.