Everest climber Jamie Clarke To Speak At Notre Dame de Namur University Lacrosse Fundraiser
Belmont, Calif., May 8, 2014 — Extreme adventurer and motivational speaker Jamie Clarke will regale NDNU athletes, parents and the public with a presentation about his adventures and the enduring lessons they’ve taught him. The event, which will be held at the Burlingame High School Theatre on May 15 at 6 p.m. is a fundraiser for the Notre Dame de Namur University men’s lacrosse team. Clarke, who is also co-founder and CEO of an ecommerce company that sells athletic and outdoor clothing, has climbed Mt. Everest twice, authored several books and produced several documentaries that have aired on National Geographic TV.
Clarke’s presentation will focus on how the lessons he learned as a professional adventurer have led him to success as an entrepreneur. His company, LiveOutThere.com was recently ranked by Profit Guide as one of Canada's 50 fastest growing companies and was nominated for a National Innovation Award by Canada Post.
Clarke is the ninth Canadian to summit Mount Everest. He reached the summit on May 23, 1997, after having to turn back after almost reaching the summit on expeditions in 1991 and 1994. His adventures didn’t stop there; in 1999, he crossed Arabia’s Empty Quarter, the world’s most dangerous desert, by camel, and in 2008, he climbed the Carstenz Pyramid, completing his quest to climb the Seven Summits. Finally, he summited Everest again in 2010.
His Everest climbs are captured in two documentaries he produced with his brother, “Above All Else” and “The Power of Passion.” Clarke is also the author of “From Everest to Arabia: The Making of an Adventuresome Life” and “Above All Else: The Everest Dream,” and co-founder of Out There Adventure Center, an outdoor equipment and apparel store.
Tickets are available at www.ndnu.edu/jamie-clarke. General admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door; student admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Giving opportunities are also available. All ticket sales and donations benefit the men’s lacrosse program.
Burlingame High School is located at 1 Mangini Way in Burlingame.
Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving 2,000 traditional aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851, by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers 37 undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 50-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.ndnu.edu.
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