Showing posts from September, 2015

What One Man Learned About Success From Climbing Everest 7 Times

Rachel Gillett Adrian Ballinger You might think Adrian Ballinger is a really lucky guy, considering he's survived countless avalanches and earthquakes on his voyages up some of the highest mountains in the world.

In the more than 15 years Ballinger has been mountain guiding, he's led more than 100 international climbing expeditions and summited Mount Everest seven times.
But much of his success actually comes down to a few key principles he's learned on his journeys.
Ballinger, who is also CEO of high-altitude expeditions company Alpenglow Expeditions, says these lessons about success can apply to just about anything, especially business:
Be wary of taking too many risks. "When scaling a mountain peak, you'll find it's best to keep the risk taking to a minimum and take them only to avoid unexpected circumstances that might impact the ultimate success or safety of the climb," Ballinger says.

He explains that at 20,000 feet, living on the edge and ac…

Sooperfly Launches Mt. Everest Series on YouTube

By It’s been four months since a powerful earthquake rocked Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people nation-wide, including 19 climbers at the Mount Everest base camp.

Now, two of the surviving climbers will share their stories of the disaster in a four-part original web series produced by Sooperfly, the digital video network launched earlier this year by Mumbai-based The 120 Media Collective .

Mission Everest 2015 launches on YouTube on Wednesday, Sept. 2, with subsequent episodes released every Thursday for the remainder of the month.

Executives with 120 Media have been promising original content creation since bringing Sooperfly to life in April in a joint partnership with U.K. channel management firm Diagonal View. In early August, Roopak Saluja, 120 Media’s CEO and founder, said original series and longer-form programming would be forthcoming in the wake of a one year strategic deal struck with global ad agency Cheil Worldwide. Saluja said most of the content …

Mount McKinley's Alaska Name Denali Is Restored By Obama

After decades of controversy, the name of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, has been changed back to its original native Alaskan, Denali. The 20,237ft (6,168m) peak was named by a gold prospector in 1896 after he heard that William McKinley had been nominated to become the US president. US President Barack Obama announced the change ahead of a three-day visit to Alaska to highlight climate change. But Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has denounced the move. The new name Denali translates as High One or Great One and is used widely by locals. "With our own sense of reverence for this place, we are officially renaming the mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska Natives and the strong support of the people of Alaska," US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a statement announcing the change. The statement went on to note that McKinley had never set foot in Alaska. Image captionThe mountain was named in honour of William McKinley&#…