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Warren Macdonald, Speaker
  • Leadership.
  • Personal Growth.
  • Overcoming Adversity.
  • Perseverance and Determination.

    Warren Macdonald

    Double-amputee Elite Mountain Climber


    Warren Macdonald's boundaries were redefined in 1997 while climbing Hinchinbrook Island's tallest peak, when he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall accident.

    Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid-thigh. Ten months later he climbed Tasmania's Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants. In 2003, Warren became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak.

    He is also the only above-knee amputee to make an ascent of the Weeping Wall, Canada's landmark frozen waterfall, and more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2800 pull-ups over four days, he made history once again in an ascent of El Capitan, America's tallest cliff face.

    He is the author of best-seller "A Test of Will", featured on a series on the Discovery Channel. His film "The Second Step", documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic and winning eight international awards.

    Warren Macdonald has been featured on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He has written articles for CNN's World Edition, Australian Geographic, Speaking of Impact and Professional Speaker magazine, among others.


    Finding Opportunity in Adversity

    Challenging times call for a shift in perspective. Warren's inspirational story and powerful message of hope deliver life-changing instruction on navigating and embracing change with focus, energy and confidence. His unique perspective on change management translates into real learning that is applicable to both personal and business growth.

    It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

    Take a lesson from someone who has seen his world change on a scale few could imagine. Waking from the operation that claimed both his legs, Warren faced a whole new world and a whole new reality. Navigating such change takes courage, and the number one tool in creating our future is perception. We can react with fear, apathy, or straight out denial - or we can respond from a place of possibility.

    Setting and Reaching Impossible Goals

    It's all well and good to set seemingly impossible goals - the kind that has your team looking at you like you're nuts, like this time you've really lost it. The solution? Get them to see what you see. Inspire your team to follow you, showing them what is possible when they're prepared to go one step beyond ordinary, beyond conventional, and beyond perceived limitations.


    A Test of Will The Second Step The Challenge of Change


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