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Jeff Salz

Explorer, Mountaineer, Author and Television Personality

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Jeff Salz: Explorer, Mountaineer, Author and Television Personality

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Jeff Salz has made a lifetime of adventure. An acclaimed explorer — with a Ph.D. in anthropology — he has traversed most of the remaining blank spots on the globe... living with the Turkestani Khazaks of Central Asia, riding with the Gauchos of Argentina and searching for Shangri-La among the lost valleys of the Himalayas. For three months he led the Chinese Army on a merry chase, while traveling in disguise with the Khampa nomads of Tibet. He has traversed the length of the Andes on horseback and foot.

In 112 days, he became the first man to sail the circumference of Lago Titicaca, the world's highest navigable waterway and sacred lake of the ancient Incas, in a traditional reed boat. An experienced mountaineer, he has led numerous expeditions to South America and has several first ascents and solo first ascents to his credit, from the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap to the Cordillera of Peru.

With remarkable adventure tales and thought-provoking concepts, Jeff continues to instill his audiences with fresh strategies and enthusiasm for life and career. Whether on the platform, in breakouts or one on one, Jeff's free-wheeling humor and profound sense of humanity turn every meeting into a memorable event.

Most recently, he has become a recognized television personality, creating and starring in adventure specials for the Discovery Network filmed and broadcast world-wide. Quest for the Cloud People follows his traverse of the Upper Amazon in pursuit of a lost civilization (he found them).

Jesus in the Himalayas,
airing in April of 2001, follows him on a wild ride — on foot, horse, motorcycle, even camel — across the world's highest mountain range on one of the most provocative adventures of our time: an investigation into the ancient legends of Jesus in the Himalayas. His new book, The Way of Adventure: Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision, has just been published by John Wiley and Sons.

Combining breathtaking photography and epic storytelling, Jeff has wrapped thirty years of expedition leadership and exploration into keynote experiences that will move your people not only to tears and laughter but also to action!ers