Jeff Evans

World-Class Adventurer and Mountaineering Guide

Fee Range?: $15,000 - $17,500
Traveling From: Colorado

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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 » Read Full Bio

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 80s 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-90s, 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, and 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 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 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, sonand dog Tucker.

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Speaker Programs (Click on each program to view the description)

MountainVision, Lessons Beyond the Summit
This is Jeff's most popular program taking the audience on a journey guiding blind climber Erik Weihenmayer on mountains and adventure races around the world, culminating with the summit of Mt. Everest and 2nd place finish on ABC's Expedition Impossible.
Guiding Through the Storm
This program is designed for any industry facing the volatile nature of today's economy. Jeff emphasizes the need for a strong vision and infectious leadership. This is quickly becoming our most popular program, as every industry is effected by the current economic atmosphere. Jeff's experience as a guide in challenging scenarios translates powerfully for organizations feeling the "pressure" of today's market.
Beyond The Summit ...Staying Focused
This program is for the organization that has achieved success and/or reached their established goals and needs to keep the momentum in high gear.
Medical Teamwork at its Best
Jeff has the "insider" ability to address all healthcare related conferences and events from his 10 years as a practicing Emergency Room Physician Assistant. This is the ideal program for any event that is centered around medical industry professionals. Also available on request is a personalized program that will suit CME requirements for most conferences.
The Ultimate Team Dynamic
This is an exciting new program that has Jeff sharing the stage with either blind climber Erik Weihenmayer or blind/deaf climber Bill Barkeley. By having both the guide and disabled climber on stage, collaboratively sharing stories, the audience is introduced to the ultimate teamwork message.
The Playing Field Is Even
This program is all about diversity and adversity. Many of the stories here are based on Jeff's experiences as a guide and advocate within the blind and disabled community.
Community and Generosity
This program makes a wonderful centerpiece for non-profits and civic groups that rely on community and sponsorship support.
Preparation and Application of High Altitude Medicine
This CME qualifying program is specifically designed for the medical conference that wants to bring in an expert in high altitude medicine and physiology. The hour-long session is both informative and humorous, balancing the didactic component with real life applications.


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