The father and
son climbing team have climbed together for 20 years, since Deryl was six
years old. In 1999 they became the first Canadian father and son to summit
Alaska's Mt. McKinley (Denali). In 1997 Leo summited Mt. Aconcagua, the
highest mountain in South America.
In the spring of 2005, the Kelly's all-Canadian team
will attempt to climb Mt. Everest's imposing north face, via the north
col route, without the aid of bottled oxygen. If successful, this
will be a first for a Canadian climber as no Canadian has ever summited
Everest without the use of bottled oxygen.
The Kelly's story
is more than just an Everest story. With Leo's business
and professional background and Deryl's experience as a climbing
instructor, hear and experience the many parallels between climbing, business
Leo and Deryl's
unique father/son relationship has been reported on by television, paper and
radio stations across Canada and the Web. Deryl's video footage of the Everest
climb and the Nepal Royal Family assassination aftermath has been used for
news reports and documentaries across the country.
Hear about this unique father-son relationship and how setting
extra-ordinary goals as a family can impact your life.
"DFK Internaltional was delighted to
have Leo and Deryl Kelly present their Everest challenge to delegate at
their International Conference held in Vancouver in July 2002. It gave
insight into the importance of planning and teamwork where an
outstanding acheivement is the goal"
Simon Fraser, Executive Director
DFK International, London, England.
"I am writing in regards to your
keynote address at the 2000 Rocky Mountain Business Seminar. The keynote
address they heard from your son and yourself only increased the energy
level in the room. The students were able to apply concepts they had
learned in class and at the conference regarding leadership to your
experiences on the mountain and more importantly, your experiences of a
Christine LeLacheur, Associate
Rocky Mountain Business Seminar 2000
"I was most impressed by the first-hand
account of the challenges and triumphs presented by you and your son at
the Cross Cancer Institute on October 22, 1999. The interaction between
you and your son was strengthened by your shared experiences. Slides
well demonstrated the unknown dangers and beauty of nature. The easy
style presentation between the two of you interwove your various
perspectives and was informative and comfortable. All questions were
answered openly and honestly."
Minota Dundas, Associate Director,
Health Services, Cross Cancer Institute
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