WARREN MACDONALD

THIS SPEAKER'S SET FEE PLACES HIM/HER WITHIN THE RANGE OF:

$15,001 to $25,000
 
TRAVELS FROM: Canada

VIDEOS:
No videos listed.

SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS   Click Here for Detailed Description

  • The Challenge of Change Finding Opportunity in Adversity
  • The Power of Perception
  • Return on Resilience
  • One Step Beyond

Categories

Adventure | Change | Inspiration | Leadership | Motivation | Teamwork

Biography

Warren Macdonald’s life’s boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland’s (Australia) Hinchinbrook Island. Climbing to the Island’s tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid-thigh.

Just ten months later, he climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants.

In February 2003, he became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222ft), and more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2,800 pull-ups over 4 days, created history once again in an ascent of America's tallest cliff face, El Capitan. He is also the only above knee amputee to make an ascent of Canada’s landmark frozen waterfall, the 600 ft. “Weeping Wall” in Alberta.

Warren’s first book, A Test of Will is an Australian bestseller and the subject of the “Trapped under a Boulder” episode of the Discovery Channel series “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”. His film documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia most challenging mountain summit, “The Second Step”, has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic Television and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious “Banff Mountain Film Festival”.

Warren has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and “The Hour” with George Stroumboulopoulos. He has written articles for CNN World Edition (WWW), Australian Geographic, Speaking of Impact and Professional Speaker.

Warren MacDonald lives in Canmore, Alberta with his partner Margo Talbot.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • One Step Beyond (1999)

Live chat by BoldChat
My Favorite Speakers
 

Similar Speaker

Jessica Melore
Despite facing death, a leg amputation at age 16, a heart transplant, and two bouts of cancer, Jessica Melore refused to give up on life. Her awe-inspiring journey leaves her audiences uplifted and profoundly moved. Featured on Good Morning America,
More>>

Art Holst
A legend in the speaking industry, Art Holst\s broad background provides the foundation for his messages of inspiration and humor. Art Holst was a salesman with Harlan E. Moore & Company, a building materials business for ten years.

Art Holst was
More>>

Sam Ball

Sam Ball is a country boy who became a NCAA consensus all-American from the University of Kentucky, an NFL 1st round draft choice, NFL champion, and super bowl world champion with the Baltimore Colts.

After retiring from his NFL career, Sam
More>>

Alepho Deng

In 1987, when Alephonsion, (Alepho) Deng was seven years old, his village in Southern Sudan was attacked by his own government troops. To avoid capture he ran into the night with many other young boys.
More>>


TRANSLATE:

The luxury christian louboutin schuhe can make you perfect in your life. I just like Christian Louboutin Schuhe.

Also, while I simply cannot justify the purchase of replica watches based on its complications alone (I'm long past that excuse), a second time zone has become something that I actually use. But would I take these Replica Watches anywhere or is it too ostentatious?

Cartier's achievements in Swiss Fake Rolex Watchmaking are the fruit of a constantly innovative approach at the service of highly distinctive aesthetics. You should know men always like watches. They will cost much for fake watches. Sometimes men also like best replica watches in fact. And sometimes you may need replica watches when you went out. The luxury replica watches can make you perfect in your life. I just like Replica Watches for some reasons! Their freedom and importance have enabled the representation of time with replica watches market. The pieces that adhere to the replica watches uk highest standards.You may like designer replica watches online. They are high quality replica watches to men. Its past as an inventor has given rise to a style that favours volume and shapes. All kinds of Replica Watches UK store for sale.