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Helga Hengge

Helga Hengge

Helga Hengge is a keynote speaker, author, and extreme mountaineer. She was the first German woman to successfully summit Mount Everest and was the first German woman to have conquered the Seven Summits.

“Mountaineers and executives have more in common than the desire to climb up. Helga Hengge draws surprising parallels.”
Wirtschaftswoche

MASTERING CHALLENGES

ONLY THE SKY ABOVE

 

Mount Everest is at 8850 meters (29,029 feet) literally the world’s “highest” challenge and the two-month long ascent—step by step and camp by camp—a stunning metaphor for tackling great challenges.

In her inspiring keynote presentations Helga Hengge takes her corporate audiences to the summit of the highest mountain in the world and gives an emotional and authentic insight into the dynamics of tackling the ultimate challenge. Accompanied by spectacular images of her two-month long ascent she shares her story of pushing physical and emotional boundaries and the secrets of success—goal-orientation, team work and trust, small steps and intermediate camps, courage and stamina, will-power and perseverance, critical self-assessment and innovation, self-motivation and the belief in one’s inner strength.

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Mount Everest – Only the sky above

My Journey to the Top of the World

29,028 feet — on 27 May 1999 Helga Hengge reaches the top of the world, the highpoint of an exciting career between the extremes of creative work and outstanding mountaineering achievement. In her inspiring account she takes her readers on an adventure through Tibet and up to the summit of Mount Everest, offering authentic insights into the dynamics of tackling the ultimate challenge. Accompanied by spectacular images of her two-month long ascent she shares her story of pushing physical and emotional boundaries and the secrets of her success. Helga Hengge, who has dual citizenship, was the first German woman to successfully summit Everest and the first American woman to do so from the North side.

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