Jim Davidson is a resilience expert, high-altitude climber, bestselling author, and speaker who shares lessons distilled from a lifetime of mountain adventures. Blending his epic adventures with two decades of successful business experience, Jim shares uplifting messages of resilience that inspire organizations and audiences to be resilient and to overcome the difficult crevasses in their lives. Climber and Expedition Leader Since 1982, Jim has been a climber and expedition leader on expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal and Tibet. In 2009 he summited the sixth highest peak in the world, Cho Oyu at 26,906 feet. Everest On April 25, 2015, Jim was at Camp 1 on Mount Everest when the earthquakes tragically struck Nepal. His intense reporting, photos and videos from Everest were closely covered by CNN, CBS, BBC, ABC and other news agencies. Resilience Along the way, Jim barely survived the harrowing accident that took his climbing partner's life, and left Jim buried in snow 80 feet down inside a glacial crevasse. Trapped alone inside the glacier, Jim struggled to survive and then climb an overhanging ice wall before time ran out. Books He is the co-author of the national bestselling adventure memoir called The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival, which won the National Outdoor Book Award and was selected one of the Best Books of The Year by Amazon. Media His amazing survival story was also featured nationally and internationally on the hit TV show I Shouldn't Be Alive (Discovery Channel/Animal Planet). Speaker Jim has mesmerized audiences across the USA and internationally as a keynote speaker and trainer since 1990. A renowned motivational speaker based in Colorado, Jim owns and operates Speaking of Adventure. Affiliations Jim is a proud member of the National Speakers Association, Meeting Professionals International, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Colorado Society of Association Executives, and the American Alpine Club. Jim lives in Colorado with his two adventurous children and his very, very tolerant wife! Every spring, Jim volunteers to teach hundreds of elementary school children to climb. He is an avid rock climber and ice climber. Jim enjoys skiing, backpacking, photography, racing numerous half-marathons and one marathon (3:42), and even running up a 14,000-foot peak occasionally.