MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit
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About the Presentation
MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit takes the audience on a journey to high peaks around the globe, detailing the meaningful and exciting endeavors of mountaineer and adventurer Jeff Evans. These experiences have allowed Jeff to hone his skills of teamwork, commitment, leadership, and handling adversity which he shares in a way that is applicable to everyone in their business and personal lives.
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1800 S Eads Street
Arlington, VA, 22202
Please note that the PMIWDC dinner meetings will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in January, February and March. We will return to a newly renovated Fairview Park Marriott in April.
CostCorporate table for 10: $500
Chapter Members: $45
Metro Accessible via Crystal City Metro. Follow exit signs for Crystal Gateway Marriott to enter lobby directly.
About the Speakers
Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Jeff Evans has always followed the call of the excitement and wildness of outdoor adventure. This pursuit of passion led to the formation of MountainVision Incorporated and a career which includes guiding clients up mountain peaks across the globe, professional speaking, and practicing as an emergency medicine Physician Assistant.
Jeff’s climbing began in the late 80’s on the rock faces of Colorado and California. Living out of his truck with his dog, Jeff spent countless exciting days scaling walls in locales like Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Rocky Mountain National Park. Mountaineering soon followed with equal ferocity and by the mid-90’s, Jeff was guiding clients as well as working Search and Rescue on North America’s highest mountain, Mt McKinley.
Jeff’s confidence and experience in the mountains led to his introduction in 1993 to blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer. Little did they know that this relationship would change their lives forever and result in accomplishing feats that neither had imagined. Together, they would shatter people’s perceptions about the “handicaps” of the disabled by climbing McKinley, El Capitan, Aconcagua, competing in adventure races, guiding other disabled individuals on peaks around the world, and successfully reaching the summit of Mt Everest in 2001. To date, Erik is the only blind climber to reach the summit of Everest.
The teamwork, communication and leadership skills Jeff has honed during his amazing adventures and challenges has given him the tools to become one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers on the circuit today. Regardless of age, gender, or profession, Jeff’s message invokes a spectrum of thought and emotion throughout audiences worldwide. Jeff has appeared on ABC’s Expedition Impossible, is the published author of MountainVision: Lessons from the Summit, and has played a major role in the award-winning documentaries Farther Than the Eye Can See, Blindsight and the soon to be released documentary, High Ground.
Jeff received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and his Masters as a Physician Assistant at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Jeff currently resides in Boulder with his wife, Merry Beth, son Jace, and dog Tucker.
About the Crystal City Dinner Meetings
PMIWDC holds dinner meetings periodically in Crystal City to provide an alternate metro-accessible location for those who can not attend the Fairview Park dinner meetings.
PMIWDC's Monthly Dinner meetings are held monthly in either the Fairview Park Marriott location or the alternate Crystal City location. Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer.
The presentations delivered before (PM Tools) and after (Keynotes) monthly dinner meetings are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. Each event will present specific learning points, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. Both the PM Tools session and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs.
If this will be your first time attending a dinner meeting, be sure to read about the event schedule, costs, and cancellation policies.