Jim Davidson


Jim Davidson has been a climber for 36 years, and as a high-altitude expedition leader, Jim is an expert in resilience. Jim has scaled high peaks from Argentina to Tibet, and from Bolivia to Nepal, reaching Mt. Everest in 2017. He has shared his intense experiences on TV with CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, and more. Jim co-authored The New York Times best-selling survival memoir, The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival. The Ledge won the National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature and was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon.

For 20 years, Jim worked as a hydrogeologist (B.S. & M.S. degrees) and ran his own environmental consulting firm. Earlier he worked as an industrial painter on high-voltage electrical towers carrying 230,000 volts.

Jim shares motivating keynotes and workshops on personal resilience, resilient teamwork, and resilient leadership. He has presented inspirational keynotes across the USA and internationally to prominent clients like Verizon, Capital One, UPS, OppenheimerFunds, Proctor & Gamble, Nokia, and more.

Jim has two grown children and lives in Colorado with his wife of 29 years…who is a very, very tolerant woman!


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