Chris Warner


Chris Warner is one of the world’s elite mountaineers, one of only 9 Americans to summit both Everest and K2. He’s led nearly 200 international expeditions and is the founder and CEO of Earth Treks, a company that owns and operates one of America’s largest chains of indoor climbing centers. 

He is also a renowned leadership expert who specializes in building high-performance teams. He trains Fortune 100 executives, Super Bowl champions, covert ops teams for the U.S. government and Wharton MBA students. 

Chris is the author of “High Altitude Leadership: What the World’s Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success.” 

He also led the recent Survivor Summit that Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton and Wendy Chioji were a part of, guiding 16 novice climbers, including four cancer survivors, to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain. 

Chris explains what it is about mountaineering that best in some people and the worst in others. 

Plus, find out how MBA students use what they learn on a mountain to later form high-performing teams in the workplace. 

And why is love is so important not only when climbing a mountain but in every other area of your life, including work? Chris explains. 

To learn more about Chris’ climbs and his training program, click here to visit his website

Want to see video of Chris and the Survivor Summit team in action? Click here for a first look at our upcoming documentary, Conquering Kilimanjaro