Mike Marolt is recognized
as one of the world's best extreme skiers. Mike along with his twin
brother Steve, lead and became the first Americans (first from the
western hemisphere) to climb and ski from 8,000 meters. Mike and Steve,
both CPA's, became the first Americans to ski from the death zone on the
Mt. Everest. Mike is a great speaker who brings passion and experience
from mountains to your event. He will inspires and challenges you to
reach for your extreme potential.
|Copyright©Jim Gile American Ski Everest 2003
Before this private
expedition hit the lofty slopes of north Everest, only 8 other people had set
skis on the mountain. With their leadership as co leaders, they had an
unprecedented 6 people ski from above 7,000 meters, 3 of which climbed and
skied from just over 7600 meters. Of the 7 American ski descents from over
25,000, Mike and Steve have 4 of those. All This, mind you, without the aid
of porters, oxygen, or altitude drugs. Mike is also a CPA and can attribute
his ability to understand that in business and life, good things often do not
come easy or by shortcutting. His approach to climbing and skiing is similar
to his approach to business. Many of the problems seen in the corporate
structure over the past few years can be attributed to people wanting the
“summit” at any cost. As a climber and one of the country’s top high altitude
skiers, Mike demonstrates that through the pure approach, a team effort and
hard work can yield to success at all levels. But more importantly, with this
approach, you leave nothing to question.
Mike lives in Aspen and is a KPMG Peat Marwick alumni.
Ski from the Top of the world!
Your Extreme Potential
Toscano, president of the Harvard Mountaineering Club:
presentation at the Harvard Mountaineering Club stirred up excitement
about extreme ski mountaineering amongst our members. To meet a "normal
guy" and see how he and his friends pulled off such an amazing
expedition was inspiring--our members still refer to 'that guy who
skiied Everest' with awe. It was a pleasure to host Mr. Marolt at dinner
with our officers and an honor to help him share his adventures with the
From John Minier, the
president of the university of Colorado backcountry ski club:
"A testament to what can happen when a group of guys chase down a dream" "The
perfect anecdote for the monotony of modern ski porn."
From Annabelle Kent, former video editor Banff Center / Banff Film Fest: An
inspiring mountain adventure that you don't want to miss!
Outside Magazine reported that “Mike and Steve Marolt
are two of the most accomplished high altitude skiers alive”. With a
life time of skiing and climbing in the Elk Mountains near his home in
Aspen Colorado, as well as over 25 years of expeditions to over 40 of
the world’s greatest mountains, by paying their dues in the mountains,
They have achieved a level of experience that sets them among the elite
of the elite. Among Their accomplishments:
-First Americans to ski from 8,000 meters.
-First Americans and 6th and 7th people ever to have
multiple ski descents from above 8,000 meters.
-World leaders in ski descents from above 7,000 meters with
-Among world leaders with ski descents from above 6,000
meters with 10.
- First Americans to ski the North Ridge of Mt. Everest
(twice, 2003 and 2007)
Among others, the Marolt brothers have been included in:
-Outside Magazine feature, Twin Freaks, September 2010
-On the Outside Magazine 25th year anniversary list of
outstanding adventures for becoming the first Americans to ski from 8,000
meters, Shishapangma, October 2002
-Listed in Sports Illustrated’s all time greatest first
Descents, November 2002
-Featured in Warren Miller’s epic film, Higher Ground, 2005
-Profiled National Geographic Adventure 2002
As a film maker, Mike Marolt has produced 7 films:
-2008 Aspen International Short Film Festival, Top
-Official selection, Aspen International Film Festival
-Two time official selection, Graz International Film
-Presenter Film, Mountain Film Telluride
-Two time official selection, Mountain Film Telluride
-Official selection, Explorer’s Club New, York City
-Official selection, Dengle International Film Festival,
-Skiing Everest, national tour with Landmark Theaters, Rave
Motion Pictures, and Goodrich theaters.
-Official selection, Mountain Film Taos
-Official selection, Florida Fringe Film Fest
Additionally, among others, Mike has had films air on NBC,
Versus, and provided footage for Discovery education films.
Mike and Steve are both CPA’s with national firm
experience. They bring to totally unique combination of world class
mountaineering experience with professional career experience to their
motivational presentations to help people understand how to set goals, and
more importantly, by example how to achieve them.
To achieve the summit of your next
business conference, club meeting, training seminar or social function,
contact us on how to book Mike. To see his reports from Everest
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