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Jamie Clarke believes that Life Is An Expedition: you have to plan or you don’t stand a chance. But you also need to prepare for the unknown.

Jamie stood on the top of Everest twice — in 1997 and 2010. But he failed the first two times. He’s crossed the barren Empty Quarter, learning to trust ancient cultures for survival. He’s launched a successful e-commerce start-up — and saw it succumb to intense competition.

Jamie has brought stories back from the edge. Stories of passion, anger, heartache and triumph. When you hear him speak, you’ll get goosebumps. But you’ll also get sore sides from laughter and wet cheeks from tears of compassion.

Storytellers don’t get any closer to the edge of human experience.

Jamie’s upbeat perspectives from the roof of the world to the peaks of business success have made him a favourite with leading companies, pro sports franchises and organizations: Washington Capitals, IBM, Kraft, NFL and the Wall Street Journal seek out his expertise on perseverance, leadership and teambuilding.

With high energy, humour and palpable passion, Clarke inspires audiences by channelling wild places to illuminate the challenges organizations and people face daily. Jamie offers deep insight and actionable strategy for success in business, academia or the most dynamic environment of all - family life.

“What Jamie Clarke learned on Everest helped the Caps win on the ice.”

— Stanley Cup-winning Coach Barry Trotz

From community groups to the fortune 500 elite

Jamie has shared the experience of his adventures with thousands. His insight, passion, humour and ability to make each talk unique to the audience makes for an impactful and inspiring experience



An accomplished explorer, Jamie has scaled rarefied heights in sport and in business. With lessons from high-risk environments, he shares insights with business leaders through customized presentations on effective leadership and pushing limits. He recharges audiences with a perspective that debunks common views on failure, and offers strategies for tackling obstacles to reach new levels of success.



The passion that drives an adventurer is akin to that of a business leader. With his trademark spirit and high energy, Clarke excites audiences as he draws parallels between the dynamic environments found in the office and in nature.

He provides business leaders with a new framework to achieve success in any competitive setting. Clarke shows how to adapt to forces outside of one’s control and uphold one’s mission despite distractions and dangers, all the while encouraging a healthy dose of risk balanced with an ample measure of humility. Clarke delivers insights and strategies for taking one’s organization to the peak and conquering the adventure of business.


With humour and palpable emotion, Jamie challenges audiences to think differently about success, failure, hard work and fear, as he shares insights from his journeys, adventures and explorations to and through the world’s most dangerous places.

Perfect for audiences seeking expertise on risk-taking, project management, and team building, Clarke delivers powerful perspectives on learning from failure, the art of grunt work, conquering fear of focus and above all — living life with passion.


After multiple trips to the top of the world, what’s next? A 700-mile venture on the back of a camel, crossing the world’s most desolate and dangerous desert: Arabia's Empty Quarter. Clarke shares the lessons learned from a journey of contrast and endurance.

In a program laced with laughter, poignant moments, tension and lush illustration, Clarke will challenge your audience to persevere through obstacles, resolve conflict, live in the now and to lead others by empowering them to live passionate and courageous lives.

In the media

Jamie’s business accomplishments and adventures have been featured in numerous cover stories and articles.